“Tu Tambien Tienes Una Madre”

“Recuerda que tú también tienes una madre-“ (Remember that you also have a mother), the man said, just loud enough to be heard but soft enough to not further aggravate. On that dimly lit street, and for reasons that I don’t fully understand, this phrase defused the rage in the other man, who slumped his […]

Meet our Staff

Anca was born in 1975 in Pechea, a county of Galati, Romania to an Orthodox family. She has 3 brothers and 2 sisters. In her last year of high school, she started to understand how there were many kids, youth and families affected by poverty, diseases and other difficulties around the community she was in. […]

Meet Our Staff

Hi, there! I’m Leah. Loved ones call me Athu. I’m a storyteller + writer + journalist + creative + empathizing romantic + pessimistic realist + ISFP + Enneagram type 2 + much more.  I live in the Seattle area where I work as a community newspaper reporter. Having spent half my life in India, I […]

Learn More: On Humility

As we reflect on this lifestyle celebration, we invite you to explore some of our staff top picks from media and resources that deal with humility. (Click on the images to learn more) READ SADHU SUNDAR SINGH said, “I am not worthy of following in the steps of my Lord, but, like Him, I want […]

The Mind of Humility

At the beginning of this year, I prayed that God would teach me about faith, hope and love. I was so excited to embark on a journey to discover more about these three important virtues of our faith. Last week, however, someone asked me “What is the greatest lesson you have learned this year?” I […]

The Least of These

I grew up with my aunty, my father’s sister. My parents gave me to my aunt to raise me with my older sister because I was my mother’s first surviving male child. To protect my life, my parents decided it was best to give me to my aunt, who did not have a child. This […]

Humility vs. Humiliation

Where I live, humility is often measured by the size of one’s paycheck. In this context, the word humble is not reserved for the meek and holy – rather it is used to describe people of poor and lowly stature. In my culture, wealthy people are esteemed while “humble” people with less money are seen […]

From Oxford Don to Field Preacher

The gospel narrative depicts God becoming flesh. Living a fully human life, Jesus of Nazareth was born to a laboring mother in the throes of birthing pains. He experienced the fears of childhood, the angst of late childhood and the temptations of mature adulthood — all (and this is where the similarities finally end) without […]

The Gift of Slippers

Oh how she loved it! It was just an ordinary pair of slippers. The kind with a flat base and Y-shaped plastic molded straps and a printed cartoon on the sole. She held it close to her and kept saying how lovely it looked. The sparkle in her eyes and the smile dancing on her […]

From the Executive Director

“I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it” (Mk. 10:15) “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom […]