What, then?

"Do unto others as you’d be done unto."
Of course, it’s not so simple: needed are
Imagination; willingness to give;
According to the great Socratic directive,
Some knowledge of just who it is you are;
And courage, for how else can we be true

 

To what goodness demands that we believe:
That the kingdom of God that is within
Is but the place from which we must begin,
As if we are all waiting to receive
The gift that everyone, like a magus,
Must bear, by light of some guiding star,
Across a perilous distance, close or far,
A sense of what it’s like, being us.

Don't miss the best from America

Sign up for our Newsletter to get the Jesuit perspective on news, faith and culture.

The latest from america

“To the Bone,” which recently premiered on Netflix, tells the story of 20-year-old Ellen (Lily Collins), who is living with anorexia nervosa.
Karen RossJuly 21, 2017
The distinction between the disciplines of theological work and how these function in our common life is necessary.
What is it about habits and cassocks that capture the imagination of even secular audiences?
Ashley McKinlessJuly 21, 2017
Why Ron Hansen will never read the Gospels the same.
Ron HansenJuly 20, 2017