He was sitting in the shadow of the Church yard: unnoticed, quiet, waiting. But what struck me was how easy it would have been for me not to notice him, not even see Him. Who is this Beggar?
Have you ever wondered if the gospel writers sometimes arbitrarily insert random details in their written accounts just to see if people notice? Yea. It gets me too, especially when there isn’t (at least at first glance) a logical explanation for the chance detail randomly inserted. Like the time Jesus cured a blind man, mind you, by spitting in the man’s eyes. You’re cruising along the gospels, reading the marvelous things Jesus did – when you suddenly do a double-take and find yourself asking “like, what is that supposed to mean?”
Today as I was sitting by the water, enjoying my Einstein bagel and cold brew coffee, I found myself staring at the movement of the water, paying…… Read more “Growing Pains: A Chapter in My Adventure Book”
Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures: Extravagant Love without Measure We must sit at His feet like Mary Magdalene. However, as it is we are often overly…… Read more “Fallen from our First Love [Part 4]”
“He is here!” – St. John Vianney We must totally transform our pastoral efforts and make them heroically Eucharistic. The patron saint of priests, St. John Vianney,…… Read more “Fallen from our First Love [Part 3]”
“They treat me as a dead object.” (Diary of St. Faustina, 1385) We know that this pains the sensitive Heart of Jesus because unrequited love is the…… Read more “Fallen from our First Love [Part 2]”
“Could you not watch with Me for one hour?… Keep watch and pray” (Matthew 26:40-41) There are many sources of evil plaguing our society. However, we as…… Read more “Fallen from our First Love [Part 1]”
A couple of weeks ago when I went to confession, the priest recommended that I pick up chapter 4 of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia (Latin for The…… Read more “Praying with the Pope this Lent”