Posts with the tag “change”

Letters to Peregrinus #14 - On Sufficient Time
by Rick Ganz on February 14th, 2016
Dear Peregrinus: You asked me why the liturgical season of Lent lasts for “forty days.” You thought this a terribly random length of time. You considered how the “seasons” – Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter – are never forty days long, but rather each one is some three months long. You then noticed how we talk of months – anywhere from twenty-nine to thirty-one days. Even sports seasons are never forty days ...  Read More
Letters to Peregrinus #5 - On the Testing of a Married Relationship
by Rick Ganz on September 6th, 2015
Dear Peregrina: I had lost track of the fact that today is the first year anniversary of a profound irruption of challenging experiences into your married relationship. The Oxford English Dictionary defines “irruption” in this way: “The action of bursting or breaking in; a violent entry, inroad, incursion, or invasion, esp. of a hostile force or tribe...  Read More
Letters to Peregrinus #4 - On Loss and Gain in Goodbye
by Rick Ganz on August 30th, 2015
Dear Peregrina: I was thinking about this quote this morning from the writing of Anne Lamott: “I do not understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.” Besides it being an insightful quote, I was struck by her use of the pronoun “it” to describe divine grace, and found myself wondering about this. Why? Because...  Read More