Posts in Martyrdom

Judgment is Love

No one likes anger. Well, that’s not true. Anger feels good when venting a complaint (at least briefly), but it is awful for those receiving its wrath. Judgment appears to be in the same boat – a powerful thrill for those exercising it but misery for the unfortunate recipient. Perhaps that’s why most people find […]

Joan’s Triumph

In the “Translator’s Preface” of Mark Twain’s biography of Joan of Arc, we read these words: “To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man’s character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours. Judged by the standards of one century, the noblest characters of an earlier one lose much […]