Posts in Faith

To be brave like chicken droppings

I have been thinking about what courage is. I want to be a courageous woman, but so often I am not. I am brave, but I am chicken shit, like Alanis Morisette says in her song Hand in my pocket. Around my neck I carry a simple silver necklace that... Read More

April 5, 2012 Leave your thoughts

Meeting the Archbishop

I went to Rangoon. The first meeting I had was with the Archbishop of the Catholic church. I met a man who I now respect deeply. The Archbishop met me with a big smile at the entrance of his compound. There was little that reminded me of an Archbishop. He... Read More

March 26, 2012 3 Comments

Unethical shoes on sale and love your neighbor.

Yesterday Naomi had something that resembled a bad conscience. She had spent her allowance on yet another pair of shoes. She is a shoeaholic. The only one who may love shoes more than her is Imelda Marcos. (She was the wife of the dictator Marcos in the Philippines, and owned... Read More

January 19, 2012 4 Comments

Following a slick smile or a clean conscience?

I think I am reading too much news. I am getting too obsessed with politics, and especially with politicians. I have been watching the men (and woman) trying to get themselves nominated for an election in the US and I think I may be watching a very-well rehearsed drama, where... Read More

January 10, 2012 Leave your thoughts

Why so afraid of Jesus?

Some people in Norway are named Jesus, I read in the paper today. They are all immigrants from different parts of the world. I would feel really funny being called Jesus myself. Like I thought I was somebody. But that people are named Jesus doesn’t concern me as much as... Read More

January 3, 2012 6 Comments