Lust—The Second Circle of Hell

“O race of men, born to fly heavenward, how can a breath of wind make you fall back?”[1] The Divine Comedy: Purgatorio Canto XII, lines 95-96 In his Confessions, Augustine reflects upon the disorder[2] of his love, manifested through his intense lust. He had said to the Lord in the midst of his lust, “‘Grant me chastity and continence, but not yet.’ I was afraid … Continue reading Lust—The Second Circle of Hell

The Whole30: How It Relates to Friendship, Lent, and Education

Recently, my neighbor (a dietician by trade and wonderful friend, mother, and wife by occupation) shared an article entitled “A Day in the Life of 5 Intuitive Eaters”. It’s a pretty neat article that illustrates a concept that is rather new to me but seems to make a lot of sense. The concept is, as the title indicates, eating intuitively rather than according to strict … Continue reading The Whole30: How It Relates to Friendship, Lent, and Education

What Scares Me About Classical Education

In his Confessions Augustine recounts his early education, an education which many of us would be proud to impart to our own children. From a young age he was steeped in the Greek tragedies, Roman histories, and classical languages of Greek and Latin. Yet as he reflects upon these matters he expresses deep sorrow over how his heart was led astray by his own carnal lusts … Continue reading What Scares Me About Classical Education