Re-casting consolation and desolation into a single question.
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.
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.
Religious themes are certainly not absent from Star Trek. Here’s an encore post of What Is Death?
When we have an encounter with the divine, we must ask: How is this encounter going to affect how I live the rest of my life?