C.S. Lewis on Embracing Childlikeness

Scripture affirms the goodness of being childlike. Humility, dependence and simple faith are exemplified in children. Karl Rahner makes this helpful point. “Childhood is not a state which only applies to the first phase of our lives in the biological sense. Rather it is a basic condition which is always appropriate to a life that […]

Humor and Self-Forgetfulness

Karl Rahner has an interesting perspective on humor. He suggests that genuine humor is the expression of genuine love for another while forgetting about oneself. This is what he says about this idea. “Not everybody, however, has a genuine sense of humor. That calls for an altruistic detachment from oneself and a mysterious sympathy with […]