A new meditation for the new year, or for any other new beginning!
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.
To be effective at all the sowing we do, we must make time to reap for ourselves. We must be able to receive in order to give.
We’re on earth for such a short time. So what’s the point of my daily labour and toil?
All things are passing, they say. So what lasts?
Fostering a deeper adult faith and broadening our understanding of prayer.
How are vows different from promises and what makes them more sacred? Ignatius says only a little bit.
Learning how to drive, moving out of your parents’ house… Rites of passage are also needed in the spiritual life, to help us journey from childhood to adult faith.
Instead of seizing the moment, can the present moment seize us? Can we live in the now and not try to escape to the past or future?
When did Jesus knew he was God? What happened between the ages of 12 and 30?