The Balloon

The angry person — we have all known one or many. Sometimes we have been that angry person. The sage who wrote in the book of Proverbs (29:8) penned the following: “People who make fun of wisdom cause trouble in a city, but wise people calm anger down.” While the stream or torrent of anger […]


Prudence At the opening of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis urged the bishops to be prudent. Some people might have welcomed that word as a reprieve from urgent action about the problems of our day, as a sign that nobody should expect to be shaken up by what the bishops would […]