Why is it okay to call a man skinny but not call a woman fat? An examination of the theological and social inscriptions on our bodies.
My name is Andy Otto. For two and a half years I was a Jesuit in the Society of Jesus. It has informed and transformed my life. I have a BA in Communication and a minor in Psychology. I love travelling, swing dancing, Disney, and have lived in Boston, New York, DC, Jamaica, and Orlando.
How others judge our bodily appearance can affect how effectively we can live out our vocation.
Re-casting consolation and desolation into a single question.
I’m stepping back from my regular Monday posts. Why? Let me tell you.
Sometimes within the weeds of life is hidden fruit. Oddly enough, Jesus tells us not to harshly rush to yank out the invading enemy, but to examine it first.
At 8,500 feet up there was no breeze, no sound at all. It was a stillness and quiet I had never quite experienced before.
God wants us to have a happy life. But how? It’s not power, honour or riches that lead us there, but a strange and paradoxical path.
Sometimes going through the motions of a ritual can draw us back to God, especially in times of dryness.
For Jesus, self-care was natural. For us, not so much. We can easily get burnt out with the day-to-day. Here are a few ideas to practise more self-care in your life.