Entries by Patch Aure

Fishers of men

Fishers of men Influencers seem to be the best role aligned with being “fishers of men” – after all, influencers can reach many people and affect their beliefs. Influencers work hard to create content to catch attention just as fisherfolks create nets to catch fish. Content creation is a big responsibility; therefore, it should be […]

What does it mean to be prepared?

What does it mean to be prepared? The implication of preparation is that we have examined our weaknesses and areas for improvement within the context of external forces. If we are not capable of being humble or sober, we are also not capable of proper preparation. Preparation also requires both courage and faith. Without courage, […]

Safe spaces are brave spaces

Safe spaces are brave spaces Today is the end of this year’s National Business and Management Conference, which also coincides with the tail-end of my students’ research defenses for the trimester. The invited speakers of the conference talked about bouncing beyond (not just bouncing back) through responsible, relevant, and practical research. A particular insight that […]

Insights make pieces of us immortal

Insights make pieces of us immortal Maybe what makes artists “immortal” is the insight and meaning they have managed to articulate in their works. Is that a glimpse of what eternal life could look like? Maybe eternal life is eternal insight — a complete understanding of all things that transcend time and space. —Luke 21:29-33. […]

It takes courage to pursue insights

It takes courage to pursue insights The past few weeks have been filled with many research defenses both at the graduate and undergraduate level. Having sat both as a panelist and as an adviser, my key takeaway is that the pursuit of insight requires courage. Are researchers willing to swim through uncertainty to fill gaps […]

Basketball, flowing, and being in the zone

Basketball, flowing, and being in the zone I’m always amazed by basketball athletes playing at the highest level. Basketball is so fast paced and requires so many improvisations — it is not a good game for the overthinker. Teams who play the Beautiful Game build a chemistry that seems so unreal — imagine your teammate […]

Training ourselves to feel morally obliged

Training ourselves to feel morally obliged Ignorance is bliss, but ignorance is the opposite of attentiveness, insightfulness, reasonableness, and responsibleness. The latter four states of being is what Fr. Bernard Lonergan describes as the transcendental precepts of authenticity. Thus, to pretend to be ignorant is to fool ourselves; and it is very inauthentic. How many […]