The long and mysterious road to sainthood

2015-01-13T10:33:27-04:00October 18th, 2014|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

(The Hamilton Spectator - Saturday, October 18, 2014) KAMPALA, UGANDA ✦ It’s hard to know what it means to be human some days, let alone a saint, but there are clues here and there, like in this novel, The Plague, by Albert Camus, where two atheists – one a doctor, one a journalist – have a brief conversation. They’re in Africa fighting a devastating plague when one says to the other, “It comes down to this. What interests me is learning to become a saint.” There’s a mystery to the whole thing, a hunger, a longing ...