"If I cannot listen to the subtle manifestation of rich reality in my environment, I will necessarily try to impose my wilful codes on others. If I am not open to reality and do not obey the voice of reality, a terrible distortion takes place. Sooner or later I will turn the whole relationship around: Instead of listening to reality in people and events, I become convinced that reality in people and events should listen to me."

[Adrian van Kaam, The Art of Existential Counseling, Dimension Books, 1966, 80.]

Catholicism: Why Japan is Different to Korea

JMapofAsiaWhy the Koreans are converting to Christ and the Japanese are not. Explained by a great expert on the missions, as the first voyage of Pope Francis to Asia approaches. Read more