I’ve been asked before if you should date while discerning religious life. I think the answer in general should be no. However, I get that people have a past, or a crush, or an unfulfilled wish to be with someone. I get that discernment, like life, is messy. I get the confusion and the insecurity. I get that heart and head don’t keep pace with each other. I get the pressure and frustration of having to make a decision without knowing the answer. I get that it’s painful to le
They say God never gives us more than we can handle, but sometimes I don’t believe them, (whoever “they” are.) Have you ever felt overwhelmed and ill-equipped to just deal with life? I think everyone feels out of control sometimes, whether it’s end-of-semester exams and papers, an unexpected medical bill, projects that pile up at work, illness of a loved one…the list goes on. Nine times out of ten, when I call a friend and ask how they've been, the answer is "busy." If you’re
From the Liturgy of the Hours: "In the tender compassion of our God, the dawn from on high shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death."
Can there be more hope than that? Can anything be more beautiful than a tenderly compassionate God? I was reflecting after I received communion yesterday on the moment when they laid the cross on Christ's shoulders. Despite his immense pain he embraced it, loving us from the depths of his beautifu