Kids’ attempts to fit in can be transparent—from the right shoes to the wrong attitude. Some adults never lose that quality, while others make a comfortable outpost on the fringes of their communities. On our attempts and failures, intentional or otherwise, to fit in.
Ideas become movements. Knowledge becomes behavior. An Advent celebration of the ways in which the intangible takes on flesh and the tangible takes on infinite meaning after the model of God becoming human.
As much as social structures and roles have changed with regard to gender equality, deeply ingrained ideas remain about what is feminine. Are these aspects of the 21st century to be embraced or resisted—or some combination of the two?
One might say, “There are two kinds of people in the world: those who don’t ever have to consider the color of their skin and those who must consider the color of their skin every day.” Stories about the pursuit of an anti-racist society.
Some people know what they want to do with their lives at an early age and that desire never changes. Others search their whole lives for vocation and identity. Stories about the certainties, pressures, questions, opportunities, wisdom and mystery encountered on this path.
Ever held tenaciously to a belief that, over time, became less important to you, or even changed altogether? That change may have been very public, very painful or hardly even noticed. On the virtues, excesses and means of changing minds.