Perhaps in the modern world we do not believe in sorcerers or witchcraft. But we do know what Taylor Swift means when she says that she was “enchanted” to meet you. Magic and sorcery have not left this world. We experience magic in modern love. Perks of Being a Wallflower, a film based on the book by Stephen Chbosky, ends with this beautiful, tumblr- favorite voice-over by the main character, Charlie (Logan Lerman): “This is happening, I am here and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know … Continue reading On Magic
By Chris Matthews, Yale Faith and Action Ministry Fellow My first experience with the mysterious power of romance came in the sixth grade. There was a girl in my grade who had gone mostly unnoticed by me in previous years. But suddenly and without warning, she began to have a dramatically different effect on me. Close physical proximity caused unexplained physical reactions: sweaty palms, a racing pulse, and an almost complete incapacity of speech. There were also emotional effects. I was excited at the prospect of her presence, anxious and terrified when she was present, and saddened when I expected … Continue reading What is God’s Purpose for Romance?
By Tori Campbell, Morse ’16, English “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…” (I Corinthians 13:4-8) These words have been read at countless weddings, quoted on thousands of dollar-store wall hangings, and featured prominently in at least a few tear-jerking movies such as A Walk to Remember. … Continue reading Agape: The Call to True, Radical Love