In this episode Andrew talks about a rough day, then traces the source of the roughness to his reading of a twenty year old writing that embodied a real “yes” for him at the time and feeling the delta between that ideal and his current life. Then, he talks about the “Yes” of the Blessed Virgin Mary in The Annunciation, what that meant to her in relation to the Immaculate Conception, and how that moment led her to the cross with her son. Finally, he looks at how these moments of “yes” in our life have to be lived out in the moment as we work them out in the frustrating hard mundanity of daily life or the bitter sting of persecution and humiliation.
“The Counter Position” is a new show by Andrew Whaley, founder of the apostolate Calix. Andrew brings his unique take on things from over 20 years of studying philosophy, theology, art, business, and design while processing those ideas daily over the bar in his coffeehouses with people of all walks of life, most of them being the unchurched/dechurched. Feverishly interested in everything, Andrew covers a wide array of topics, spiritual and otherwise, with his hallmark brand of edgy self-deprecating humor, intellectual speculation, and deep wonder. Interviews range from major Catholic figures and intellectuals to interesting characters with good story or an insight to bring. So, if you’re interested in a new form of Catholic radio, buckle up and tune in.