When we look at peoples’ lives from the outside, we can slip into the error of thinking that some people have no problems.
By writing his columns in The New York Times and by writing books like “The Road to Character,” I believe that David Brooks influences thousands of people. His claim that, “We don’t live for happiness, we live for holiness,” should make readers pause to reflect.
Fourth in a series, FOR YEARS I HAVE had the experience of discovering that as I am delivering a homily, I am not just preaching to the congregation, but also to myself. I think that without intending to do so, I deliver homilies that I feel I need to hear.
Day’s vision and commitment to the poor is present today in those involved with The Catholic Worker. I still find that commitment and vision inspiring.
What I am imagining is a long line of people helping others to be good. In turn, they help others to be good, and on and on goes the chain-like communication of goodness.
“The Road to Character” is an excellent book. … He (Brooks) stresses what I guess should be obvious, namely that the best teacher is good example …