Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Last evening I spent a few hours on campus at Messiah College, first at dinner with about a dozen faculty members and then to hear the annual "Religion and Society" lecture. The speaker, Father Emmanual Katongole, a Ugandan priest on faculty at Notre Dame University, was the featured guest at dinner, where all at table enjoyed a spirited discussion on the topics of lament, hope, and cultural imagination in post-colonial Africa. Then, Father Katongole offered an inspiring message to a full house in Hostetter Chapel on identity, invention, and audacity: claiming one's identity as a child of God and acting with outsized hope in response. All in all, these are good meditations for Lent. (I'll probably steal some of his ideas for sermons, but that's our little secret!)

February 27, 2013
Msgr. William J. King

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