Tag: Jesus

Do not be afraid: learning to trust in God

“…Fear no one…do not be afraid…so do not be afraid…” We get it Jesus! He tells us not to fear 3 times in 7 verses and this is just a small taste of how many times some version of “do not by afraid” appears in scripture. Why? What are we so afraid of? The same…

The Saga of the Stripping Continues

The hair is cut.  My cartilage piercing is removed.  I’m living out of one drawer. We are coming down the last days of stripping – before the real stripping of formation begins, of course. Stubborn insecurities are rearing their ugly heads in one last valiant stand.  I haven’t had short hair since like 5th grade,…

Bungee Jumping FTW!

I am a fan of the abbreviation FTW, (For The Win) especially in conjunction with Holy Spirit, FTW.  However, my dear friend (God bless her), is a little, well, dense sometimes.  One day she poked her head out from under her rock (which is bigger than mine, but most certainly more Holy!)  and asked what…

I Mustache You a Question

I am blessed to live with a philosopher-princess.  She is a wealth of information(5 year olds know everything), the most honest person I know, and asks the questions of a true philosopher. One minute we are doing all sorts of silly things like making salami mustaches and she bursts out from the depths of her…

Praying with Merton

MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. Yet, my heart is joyous. ie possessing the qualities of, full of – joy   I do not see the road ahead of me.   I cannot know for certain where it will end. But that it will pass by the place of the skull.Though it…

A Litany of Unity

“I pray…that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they may also be in us” ~ John 17:20-21 Lord, let us not tear asunder what you have made one. Holiness and Suffering Joy and Sorrow Love and Sacrifice Desire and Fruitfulness Your Death and Resurrection Your…

Let's Not-Stick With Dualism

In the post “Man is a unity” I discussed our bad habit of attempting to separate the material and spiritual.  Why is it so important we see ourselves as whole persons?  God always, always works towards union.  Therefore anything resulting in disharmony, discord and disunion is turning us away from Him.  Everything is from God…

For the Children!

We just skyped with the 2-year-old niece of one of my roommates and, oh my, her cuteness literally brought tears to my eyes.  She is being raised in a solid Catholic household and her innocent faith reminded me why Jesus told us to be like children.  She prayed the rosary with us (which involved repeatedly…

Where Have All the Good Men Gone?

Lately God has made me painfully aware of the lack of good men in our world.  I’m not sure when or how this trend started, but true masculinity is under severe attack in the world today.  Traditional manly traits and chivalry are scorned by feminists; a scandalous amount of children are growing up without fathers.…

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