Entering the Thanksgiving – Christmas season (known to Catholics as “Advent” because we await the “advent” or “coming” of Christ) I’ve had a number of inspiring experienes: (A) sitting on the Mall admiring the Capitol… yes, even with all the scaffolding on it (B) attending the wake of a Bishop who just died (C) meeting a student from Georgetown who’s majoring in “Social Justice.” Very diverse encounters to be sure, but they got me thinking about a major theme for this season and this town: desire. Over the next few days I’ll be posting on some different dimensions of desire in our life as Washingtonians:
- “On Ambition”
- The Desire for “Peace on Earth and Goodwill Toward Men”
- “The Deepest Roots and Highest Aspirations of our Yearnings: ‘The Love that Moves the Stars’ ”
I hope you’ll find these musings both edifying and useful. Happy Thanksgiving!