Sell all

Jesus said to his disciples: “The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for Read more…

Helpful rage

We live in a time where limitless information is at our fingertips. In particular, staying up to date with current events, whether political or in the Church, is easier than ever. But, it’s also addictive. The trap that we must be wary of is going beyond just staying informed and Read more…

Not as I will

Yesterday, we talked about suffering. Sometimes, we can desire to suffer with our Lord, but the suffering is on our terms.  In The Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis De Sales, he addresses this by writing: “Many people would be ready to accept evils provided they were not inconvenienced by Read more…

United Suffering

When we think of suffering, we might think of physical suffering – pain, hunger, thirst, torture, persecution, etc. Honestly, it’s things that most of us in the U.S. don’t encounter on a daily basis.  As followers of Christ, we can unite ourselves to Him in our suffering.  “By his passion Read more…

A Happy Death

When St. John Bosco founded the Salesian order, he recommended a practice called “Exercise for a Happy Death.”  One day each month, they were to treat the day as it was their last – saying their prayers, making a good confession, and celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass all Read more…

God as adversary

A while back I came across a quote that succinctly explains something that I and I know many others have experienced: The fallen human heart is seeing God as adversary. Oftentimes, we see God like many teenagers might see their parents – someone who doesn’t understand them, who doesn’t want Read more…