god’s gifts

Finding God in Bryant Park

The other weekend I was in New York sitting in Bryant Park on a beautiful spring day. Before I knew it I was seeing God everywhere! So I pulled out my camera to record it. In people on their lunch breaks reading a book, in the innocence children with their […]

“Taking” Time

“It takes an hour to get there.” Do you ever realise that when we talk about the duration of an activity we use the verb take? “How long will it take?” It’s an odd verb to use yet it’s such a normal part of our vocabulary that we don’t really think […]

First World Problems

I’ve been rather amused lately by the First World Problems Internet meme. They are complaints only people of privileged circumstances experience. Urban Dictionary says they are “problems from living in […]

Liturgy & The Spiritual Exercises

Italian-born priest Fr Romano Guardini felt the Spiritual Exercises had an anti-liturgical bias. Indeed, Jesuits have been seen as anti-liturgical, or at least careless about the liturgy. In truth, the treasury of the Society of Jesus holds the liturgy with great importance and the Exercises mesh well with Catholic liturgy, […]

Hands

Have you ever just looked at your hands? I mean, meditate on them. A couple months ago I was on retreat writing in my journal and for some reason my […]

Is God selfish?

I already asked Siri why God created human beings and all she said was that it was a good question and that she’d be happy to search the web for that. The purpose of life however, she told me, is 42. I then insisted:  Thanks for nothing, Siri. I’m no […]