the_farewell_by_james_tissot,larger
They’re good. At least when we make an effort to do them right.

I’m convinced after years of saying goodbye to my students—and others—that proper goodbyes are not only good, they’re sometimes necessary. The more that has been shared together, the more important the goodbye.

As I take leave this week of another set of students at graduation, I am going to try to give them the goodbyes that our time together, and our shared hopes for the future, warrant. It will not be easy.

Please see my piece on this subject… Christians Do Say Goodbye: 3 Reasons I Disagree with C.S. Lewis.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:

A New Attitude toward Tradition

A New Attitude toward Tradition

‘To participate in a tradition,’ ‘to be in a tradition’ means: to accept something handed down as a thing handed down. …anyone who carelessly rejects the external traditions or treats them with irony is doing something dangerous.” Josef Pieper, The Concept of...

read more
Thankful for When Children Were Young

Thankful for When Children Were Young

“..and perhaps it will be pleasing to have remembered these things one day.” Virgil, The Aeneid I have to admit it: it's been hard for me recently as I think back on when my children were younger. A few days ago my wife and I, and our eight year old son—who is seven...

read more
The Longing for Things Higher

The Longing for Things Higher

“After the sufferings of many years of violence and oppression, the human soul longs for things higher, warmer, and purer than those offered by today’s mass living habits introduced by the revolting invasion of publicity, by TV stupor, and by intolerable music.”...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest