God’s love is a currency we’re called to spend. Jesus uses two parables to explain how this “God currency” works.
Don’t figure things out on your own! Communal discernment is important to making decisions.
We tend to long for stability, yet there is a deeply rooted need for change and diversity. This can be illustrated by a scene in the movie Pleasantville.
Detail in life is oft overlooked but isn’t it the tiny things that make things whole? Awareness is the key to unlocking the gifts of Ignatian spirituality.
Les Misérables reveals the true meaning of Lent and of Christian discipleship, all through a bishop and his candlesticks.
An online cartoon and Rent both speak about the universal fear of losing one’s dignity. It comes with aging, sickness, and stigma. Who will care for me? Who will love me?
Science tells us that the self, self-awareness, and even free will, may not be real. It’s a construction of the brain. So what’s the point of life if we have no free will or soul? A look at neuroscience, free will, and faith…
When I saw a priest taking out the trash I was reminded that those kind of tasks are part of living an authentic Christ-like life. Why do we have this picture perfect image of priests? Just like us, priests have to take out the trash.
What good can we find in Catholic guilt—or even guilt in general? Healthy guilt can lead to positive change for the world. Consider the stories we learn of in just one 24-hour news day. If we can imaginatively enter a gospel scene in the Ignatian tradition of prayer where we interact with Jesus and all the characters, can’t we do the same with news stories? And if you feel guilt, ask God what it might be saying to you.