The gift of this moment

For a variety of reasons, I have recently returned to C.S. Lewis’s essay “Learning In War-Time” as well as Josef Pieper’s book, Leisure, the Basis of Culture. Both have given me great satisfaction, over the years, and they seem particularly salient to our current (confined) situation.

So, I was pleasantly surprised to run across an essay by Margarita Mooney, professor at Princeton Theological Seminary and founding director of a nonprofit “dedicated to reinvigorating classical liberal arts education.” (Sounds like my kind of people!) Mooney brings Lewis and Pieper into close conversation, as I imagine they should be, concluding her essay with this gem: “The gift of this moment is precisely that we are confronted with our fragility as humans.”

I hope you enjoy the essay by Mooney and take the opportunity to learn more about Lewis and Pieper…


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