Does labelling ourselves cause our unhappiness? Jesus didn’t live up to the Jews’ expectations of a messiah. Instead of focusing so much on labels and what you “should” be, just be you.
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.
C.S. Lewis describes magic as “objective efficacy which cannot be further analysed.” Even explanations lead to further mystery or magic, and this fact witnesses to the existence of God.
The apostles chose Judas’ replacement with (basically) a coin flip! Can I do that in my own discernment? Should we leave big decisions up to chance?
God’s presence dwells in everything. God gives life and being and existence to everything, so finding God in all things is just a matter of opening your eyes!
Repetition in prayer is very Ignatian, so why not for a real lived experience? Going back to a place or situation may reveal something deeper.
What does it meant to be “all things to all people”? God in all things includes you and me as well!
What if all those T-shirts said, “Boston, grieve”?
We should have respect and reverence for God, but can we call God a friend? Yes! And here’s why…
“You’re my rock.” – A common expression, but so powerful. The rocks in our life provide stability, trust, and stand the test of time.