Which Wolf Do We Feed?

A Native American grandfather was speaking to his grandson about violence and cruelty in the world and how it comes about. He said it was as if two wolves were fighting in his heart. One wolf was vengeful and angry, and the other wolf was understanding and kind. The young man asked his grandfather which … [Read more]

Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863

Magnificat published Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day proclamation as the meditation for this past Thanksgiving Day. After seeing the film Lincoln and being visually and psychically assaulted by the horrific carnage of those days, I re-read it now slowly and carefully because it is remarkable, astounding really, that Abraham Lincoln had the faith-trust- to proclaim Thanksgiving amidst such unspeakable … [Read more]

Lincoln- The Movie

According to a few  critics, the film is a civics lesson in the ignoble and often vile political methods required to achieve a noble result. More than one review compares this depiction of the 14th President with the 44th: each had narrowly won a 2nd term and each subjected to wildly pejorative, even slanderous critique. … [Read more]