Week 18: life, death, and legacy (in “The Death of Ivan Ilyich”)

Someone recently asked me: “What do you want your legacy to be? How do you want to leave your mark upon the world?” I was a little caught off guard. I’d never really been asked that question, and I’ve honestly never pondered it very extensively.  I just read (or rather, listened to) “The Death of… Read More Week 18: life, death, and legacy (in “The Death of Ivan Ilyich”)

new (and untold)

For most of us, trying and attempting new things is usually scary and intimidating. It’s uncomfortable, sometimes awkward, and maybe even a little embarrassing…Even though the same position we find ourselves in may come easily and without discomfort to many others, we may have to face fears and apprehensions of our own that others won’t (which is why we can’t make comparisons). And by doing that, day in and day out, it’s a small, personal victory, one day at a time. … Read More new (and untold)

familiarity

…But when [Christianity’s] fundamentals are doubted, as at present, we must try to recover the candour and wonder of the child; the unspoilt realism and objectivity of innocence. Or if we cannot do that, we must try at least to shake off the cloud of mere custom and see the thing as new, if only by seeing it… Read More familiarity