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In light of the Israeli slaughter of civilians and destruction of infrastructure in the open-air prison of occupied Gaza, the following poem is just as relevant today as when it was written. Guari wrote “Courage” on October 9, 2001, two days after the United States started bombing Afghanistan in “Operation… Read More »Courage

The Scandal of the Cross

“A man planted a vineyard and leased it to tenants, and went to another country for a long time.”  When Jesus tells this story in Luke 20:9-19, he is talking about the relationship between God and human beings.  God created the world, a “vineyard,” a beautiful garden, and, as our… Read More »The Scandal of the Cross