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?
One of the hardest ways of prayer is praying for those people who you said you’d pray for. It’s easy to tell someone that you’re praying for them but sometimes hard to remember. Thankfully our thoughts about others can become prayers for them.
Thursday’s ruling by the Supreme Court which upheld President Obama’s health care law (the Affordable Care Act) created many knee-jerk reactions and divisive responses. I wondered how Jesus might respond to the ruling so I wrote a reflection for Busted Halo.
I was at an aquarium the other day and as I was peering into the tanks I saw the oddest of creatures: a purple sea urchin. As I stared at this creature, which by nature of creatures is living, I wondered what its purpose was—Why did God make it? Perhaps its purpose was to remind me of God.
Why doesn’t God solve all our problems? We’re forgetting an important part of God’s plan to redeem and heal the world. And our purpose is more than just converting and baptising.
We have a tendency to say thank you because it’s expected or it’s a social norm. But Ignatius encourages us to be more intentional about gratitude.
With Mother’s Day on Sunday there’s one mother you don’t want to forget to acknowledge: your teenage mother. I’m talking about Mary, the mother of Jesus.
“For two and a half years I was a Jesuit, living religious life and experiencing what it was like to be part of the Church in more of a public capacity. I had many opportunities to serve people from all walks of life in different places. I had to get […]
Back when I experienced the 30-day retreat of Saint Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises one of my Jesuit classmates, Joshua, shared with us a poem he wrote during the First Week of the Exercises. The First Week is time to reflect on God’s love for us despite our sinfulness. It’s the kind […]