A few weeks ago, I read about a fascinating unpublished experiment in The Atlantic Monthlymagazine. An American researcher brought in undergraduate students to play monopoly. But he rigged the game. The “rich” player was given double the money compared to the “poor” player, and got to roll two dice instead of one, which means his pile … Continue reading Monopoly: It’s not just a game
Rejoice in the Good News! Christ is Risen! (Christ in Risen Indeed! Alleluia!) Rejoicing in Good News? How is that going? First of all, the news around us is nothing to rejoice at – Covid cases are rising, we are in our third lockdown, told not to see any family in our homes, and hardly … Continue reading How Will We Choose To See This Day?
Here we stand on Good Friday in the shadow of the cross. Jesus is dying on it before our eyes. Terribly, painfully, and senselessly. We did this, all of us. We didn’t stop it. We were silent when we should have shouted. We were cowards when we should have been brave. We pretended not to … Continue reading We Cannot Look Away
On Friday morning, listening to CBC radio, I heard a quote that stuck with me, and I would like to recite it to you now: “You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present … Continue reading It’s Hard to Lose a Lucky Life
Well, it’s officially been a year. I still remember the last day I received communion here in Ottawa, not knowing it would be my last time to be in community. It was March 8th. Our National Bishop, Susan Johnson, preached the sermon at St. John. March break was being extended. The virus was around, whispering … Continue reading The Whisper To Do What Is True