Normal Orthodoxy Invites Us to Repentance

If you had to choose between self-esteem and self-awareness what would you choose? By the way, it’s a trick question! I remember when there was this emphasis on self-esteem becoming so very central to our educational process for children. And I remember when there were even public service announcements during Saturday morning cartoons like “The More you Know” and even special movies all about building and promoting our self-esteem. We started getting…

Lord, Have Mercy on My Son!

“I need to speak with your supervisor.” The customer service lady on the other end of the line could tell I was frustrated. I had already called several times to find out why what I had ordered had not been delivered. First they told me it had been delivered. Then, when they discovered they were wrong, they apologized and said it would be delivered the next day. When that didn’t happen and…