The Benefits of Sorrow

“To be cast down is often the best thing that could happen to us.” (Charles Spurgeon) It is rarely wise and often unkind to say what Spurgeon says while someone vomits from the chemo, showers off from bodily assault, exit interviews for their lost job, or...

Poetry and the Murdered

“What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground.” (Genesis 4:10) By poetic language we sometimes learn empathy and gain wisdom for what neighbor love can require of us. Moses writes the historical headline of...