by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon In his more than twenty scholarly books, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has certainly demonstrated his credentials as a bright light in contemporary Judaism. I value him especially as a sensible and irenic spokesman for Jewish self-understanding. In this respect, at least, his most recent work, Future Tense: Jews, Judaism, and Israel in the Twenty-First Century, does not disappoint. (Whoever devised this title, by the way is a genius. In the expression “future tense,” which word is the noun and [Read more...]
Sunday before last I preached on loving God with all your heart, mind and soul and your neighbor as yourself. We said that love is everything, the Lord’s action, message, our life, etc. But, that same message could basically be preached by almost any faith group, Buddhists, new-agers, Jews, Rastafarians, even atheists are for love. Go to any of those groups and say, “let’s talk about love” you are going to get a warm reception. But see how they treat you when you want to talk about the precious and life-giving cross.