August 23 – Arriving at Amen
This evening several of us gathered to watch a segment of The Gist in which Leah Libresco talks about her conversion from atheism to Catholicism. Formed in a scientifically minded culture which demands that religious truth be empirically verifiable, Leah gives a hearing to religious truth and objective moral truth which changes her life. After watching the video we shared our thoughts and discussed the commonalities and divergences of faith arrived at by the use of reason or by experiences of trial and the Cross.
Leah Libresco’s book, Arriving at Amen, describes her very personal journey as a staunch atheist in dialogue with friends and associates who applied rational intellectual reflection and investigation of prayer to encounter God in the Catholic faith.
from Ratio Institutionis – The Community as Formative
13. Communal discussions and dialogues, forms of Gospel sharing and fraternal correction, can be important means in the formation of the community. In these and other ways, members of the community are trained to listen to others, exposed to different viewpoints and encouraged to develop skills of self-expression.