This web log is a place to conduct a conversation on the elusive nature or features of listening to and following God’s will. That is, it is concerned with the “how and why” of seeing with Eyes of Faith. Besides the “how and why” it is also about the “what.” What does one see in the world through Eyes of Faith? This component of the weblog is, alas, likely to be the preponderant content for some time. Seeing with eyes of faith is ultimately about viewing the world as a creature of a personal God.
So said the Blessed Virgin Mary, to St. Bernadet at Lourdes, in response to St. Bernadet's question, "Would you be so kind as to tell me who you are?" "I am the Immaculate Conception!" It may have been St. Maximillian Marie Kolbe who first recognized the significance of how she said this. Her declaration more than ratified the declaration of (Blessed) Pope Pius IX in his Apostolic Constitution, Ineffabilis Deus,
The SciAm blog reports on the recent decision of the Indonesian government to shut down a medical laboratory, known as NAMRU-2, which is best equipped to detect and deal with an early outbreak of avian flu. Entitled, "Indonesia Plays a Dangerous Game with Avian Flu," the article connects the issue with an offer by the U.S. to add $10 million to fund the lab, which operated under a memorandum of understanding between the U.S.
Everyone is aware of the fact that automobile and other sales people, as often as not, make a killing by selling extras. One of the gimmicks at stores these days is selling add-on warrantees. Such gimmicks can greatly increase company profit margins. An article by Brad King, in Technology Review, discusses the application of this to Microsoft's latest XBox.