we are not optimists

We are not optimists; we do not present a lovely vision of the world which everyone is expected to fall in love with. We simply have, wherever we are, some small local task to do, on the side of justice, for the poor.Herbert mccabe Dear friends, it has been too long since I last wrote, and for…

bread for all, and roses too

Not at once; but woman is the mothering element in the world and her vote will go toward helping forward the time when life's Bread, which is home, shelter and security, and the Roses of life, music, education, nature and books, shall be the heritage of every child that is born in the country, in…

love came down at christmas

Happy New Year! It's hard to believe that the holidays have passed, a new year has begun and work is about to start again in earnest. Though to be honest, work in Tiberias only slowed; it never really stopped. In a place where neither Christmas nor New Year are official holidays, getting much of a…

release from darkness

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners. (Isaiah 61.1) I can’t believe it is December and the start…