When we take up our cross, we discover that it is freeing, that the yoke is easy and the burden light, just as Jesus promises.Read more
Jesus spoke often of our need to be vigilant. For example, he told the story of the five foolish virgins who let the oil in their lamps run out before the arrival of the bridegroom . . . and the story of the faithful steward whom the master left in charge of his servants.
“Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival,” Jesus promised.
But this is only half the story.Read more
The graduation season is upon us and my three grandsons will be taking another step ahead in their education: Connor closing in on his undergraduate degree at Drexel, Andrew heading for his senior year of high school and Erik a few weeks away from his doctorate from Duquesne.
They are embarking on life, while I am now old enough to be seriously thinking about my debarkation.
What follows is my open letter to them.Read more
“I’ve been hit, spit on and cursed at. But I love it.”
Something out of Fifty Shades of Grey?Read more