I should do your will

Today the Church celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan river at the hands of John the Baptist. John was calling people to repent, or change their lives, to prepare for the coming Kingdom of God, and baptism was the sign of their repentance. Jesus did not need to repent, but he underwent baptism in order to identify with us and to prepare the world for the Christian baptism that would come later....

January 8, 2024

The Book of the New Sun

Introduction I just finished reading the four book series by Gene Wolfe known as The Book of the New Sun, along with its sequel, The Urth of the New Sun. It is the story of a young man’s journey of growth and redemption that takes place tens of thousands of years in the future, in a time when knowledge of our current time is almost completely lost. The books are very challenging to read, partly because the world is so foreign to us, but also because it is told by the protagonist in the first person, and he’s not always good about giving us all the details we need to understand things easily....

November 26, 2022