Month: December 2012

The Death of Innocence

Yesterday was the Feast of the Holy Innocents.  It is the day we remember the infants slaughtered by Herod out of fear of the power of Jesus. Many of my friends commented that this day often goes by without much notice.  This year, the day was given new meaning, though for painful and unfortunate reasons.…

The Mystery of Vocation

“O my soul, how can you refrain from plunging yourself ever deeper and deeper into the love of Christ, who did not forget you in life or in death, but who willed to give Himself wholly to you, and to unite you to Himself forever?” –Blessed Angela of Foligno (Third Order Franciscan) About two weeks…

Rejoice in the Lord Always

Happy Gaudete Sunday!  Today we light the pink candle of the advent wreath and rejoice in expectation of the coming of Jesus, Emmanuel, “God with us.” But, this Gaudete Sunday many are asking whether rejoicing is appropriate.  This past Friday, half an hour away from where I teach my own rambunctious kindergarten class, 20 innocent…

Driven By Love

Spending my days with children has caused me to contemplate the motivation to do good.  In case you haven’t noticed, the ways we motivate and punish students are inane and arbitrary.  Trouble makers are sent to the principal’s office or suspended for major offenses.  What kind of punishment is getting to miss class?  Last time…

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