Finding the light isn’t difficult if you find the kindness that stands before you in the face of someone you may never have met. A poem for Hanukkah.
One woman’s journey to a L’Arche community in Kolkata inspires these portraits of caregiving and tenderness in spite of extreme hardship and poverty.
Suffering can be a backstop for unexpected joy. A lyrical “Rumi”ination on shadow, gratitude, and the light of the stranger.
We desire to live in meaningful ways, but how do we do so in a rapidly moving modern world? A Benedictine oblate scribes seven principles to help live a compassionate, contemplative, and creative life.
Words that shimmer, poetry to ponder, relationships to reexamine, prose that rivets, and photos that hide as much as they reveal — our executive editor’s weekly missive.
An American writer living in Egypt during the months after 9/11 experiences the beauty of Ramadan in Cairo. She finds unexpected kinship in the rhythms of the culture and its people, reflecting all that is human: piety and gaiety, charity and ostentation, sacrifice and indulgence.
Parker Palmer offers a light-hearted vignette on the unexpected visitor and welcoming her in — all by way of a metaphor by Rumi.