Boldness in Dialogue

  Rachel Carson dedicated her groundbreaking book Silent Spring (published in 1962) this way: To Albert Schweitzer who said “Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.” Human beings have lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. And this means that we become resigned, fatalistic, accepting the …

When Healing = Salvation

  The Gospel pericope of the Cleansing of the Ten Lepers (Luke 17:12-19) usually lends itself to a sermon about thanksgiving. But today I see something different. Notice that only to the Samaritan who returns does Jesus say “your faith has made you well.” What about the other nine? What made them well? What healed them?.....