In Matthew 6, Jesus implores us to not worry about the future because, “tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.” In a 21st century world full of hobby psychiatrists, it can be tempting to look to many of Christ’s teachings as merely an appeal to a healthy mindspace, but there is always more to his words than happy living.
I used to be a legendary...
Recently, I gave my students a test in which a multiple-choice question asked for the purpose of free will. The two choices most picked by students were: 1. To do good and evil; and 2. To do good. During our review of the test, we arrived at this question and an argument broke out amongst my high-schoolers as to who held the correct answer. Before we continue, why don’t you answer the...
by Micah Murphy
When I was a student at seminary, my spiritual director once spoke to me of the importance of the concept of munus. Munus is a Latin word meaning both gift and duty. In the Roman Empire, when a governor was given a commission by the emperor, it was called a munus. The new governor had received the gift of a new rank and status in Roman society, but he also had a new duty with real...