Interesting column from David Brooks: We all commit little indiscretions, just enough to keep from feeling too bad about it. Should we be active in curtailing this inevitability, and if so, how? "The Moral Diet"
And better than all the rest, two beautiful posts on prayer. One from my friend and fellow Patheos blogger Dilshad Ali, "My Selfish Prayer and Fifth Grade Graduation," in which she offers a poignant reflection on prayer in the midst of a description of her son, Li'l D, who has autism, and his 5th grade graduation.
And one more by another friend and fellow Patheos blogger who asks where Jesus might be found in the midst of kids and tantrums and never enough time, Micha Boyett's recent post "When Prayer is Not Cultivated in the Quiet":
How we cultivate prayer is a mystery. It involves gathering, over days and weeks and months. Connecting with the God in the sacred spaces, even when all the space we have is a mere breath, a gasp for air in a day of movement and noise. We mark ourselves, we remind ourselves to whom we belong.