Pursuing greatness

I've always felt I was destined for some great achievement, what I don't know. — Gen. George S. Patton, from the film Patton Ferdinand de Lesseps was a man who felt destined to accomplish great things. He was a visionary, a charismatic idealist whose unwavering self-confidence inspired those around ... Continue reading

Michelangelo and risk-taking

Michelangelo was only 25 when he completed Pietà, a marble sculpture depicting Mary holding the lifeless body of her son, Jesus. His Pietà was so astonishingly beautiful that the Italian art community crowed that Michelangelo had surpassed "not only the sculptures of all of [his] contemporaries, but ... Continue reading

Celebrating greatness

In the morning, we celebrated communion, drinking grape juice and eating crackers in remembrance of Jesus' blood and body. We "celebrate," but in the older sense of the word. It's a time of solemnity where we recall our sin and seek the forgiveness of the One whose death was caused by our sin. We ... Continue reading