Hannah Senesh: “Here almost every life is the fulfillment of a mission.”

Today I’m thinking about these two short excerpts written by Hannah Senesh in her journal on September 23, 1939 and September 21, 1941 respectively. Continue reading “Hannah Senesh: “Here almost every life is the fulfillment of a mission.””

Suffering without flinching

Viktor Frankl, author of Man’s Search for Meaning, also wrote a book titled The Doctor and the Soul. In the introduction, Frankl argues that life has meaning as long as we have the capacity to suffer: “For the possibility of realizing values by the very attitude with which we face our unchangeable suffering—this possibility exists to the very last moment. […] The right kind of suffering—facing your fate without flinching—is the highest achievement that has been granted to man.” Continue reading “Suffering without flinching”

Faithfulness: mastering every moment from the depth

This evening I read the second chapter in Dietrich von Hildebrand’s The Art of Living. The topic of this chapter is faithfulness, which Hildebrand describes in its large sense as “the continuity that first gives to a man’s life its inner consistency, its inner unity.”  Continue reading “Faithfulness: mastering every moment from the depth”

If Jordan Peterson could tell you only one thing, it’s this:

This evening I watched the livestream of the “Is There Meaning to Life?” panel event hosted by Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto.

At the end of two hours of discussion between the three panelists, Jordan Peterson summed up with these words he most wants to leave with his audiences: Continue reading “If Jordan Peterson could tell you only one thing, it’s this:”