Last weekend, I had the blessed opportunity to (very nearly, due to overcrowding) sit at the feet of one of today’s most renowned Catholic philosophers. Admittedly, I’ve never read any of Dr. Peter Kreeft‘s numerous books. That will hopefully change if my ever-lengthening Christmas list is honored. But after last Saturday’s event, I am duly convinced that Dr. Kreeft is on to something quite profound regarding the (modern) spiritual life.
I sat there, scribbling furiously in my attempt to keep up with each nugget of wisdom. There were many. I kept running out of room and had to flip back in my notebook to blank pages more than once. I soon wondered why I didn’t write at the beginning of the notebook in the first place.
Crappy note-taking skills aside, I believe I was able to understand the overall gist of what Dr. Kreeft was saying, despite being neither a theologian nor a scholar.
This post is not going to be very satisfactory for those looking for me to spill everything I can about the lecture, and for that, I do apologize. Especially to Wendy, Amy, and Carol. I’m still trying to figure out how to do that in a coherent way. I did, however, attempt to preserve some of the highlights over on my Twitter feed, using the hashtag #DrKreeftSaid.
I truly do hope to be able to come up with a post that will both express my takeaways from the experience as well as do Dr. Kreeft’s brilliant mind justice. I’m just not there yet.
Meanwhile, I expect some of what I learned will seep into my next speaking gig, which is tomorrow, December 10th from 9-11 a.m. at St. Cecilia Parish in Beaverton. So, for those of you who are local, I’d love to see you! If you can’t make it, no worries – please say a prayer, though. I would really appreciate it!
God bless y’all,