Squinting into the Sunlight

“In uncertain times, (such as the pandemic through which our world is presently suffering), people of faith struggle with the question, ‘What is God doing in all of this?’”

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Wells in the Wildnerness

“It’s at the desert well where humanity fills the human need of the divine and the divine meets the eternal need of the human. It’s a symbiotic and synergistic relationship…”

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St. Patrick’s Day 2020

Listen to “Patrick’s Fire,” by Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning from the album, “Patrick.”

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Luminous Windows

“And so when the window of the soul becomes illumined with God’s presence, it’s good to bask in it as we would in our own homes as the morning sun streams through the windows. It’s good to sit in silence for a bit, and then to “rise, and not be afraid” of whatever befalls us the rest of the day: whether the events turn out to be terrible, spectacular, or mundane.”

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Trauma and Transformation

“The spiritual journey begins when we’re no longer driving away from the desert, but being “led by the Spirit” into it. For some, this initiation comes as a slight stirring in the heart, and for others, it arrives in the form of a complete overturning of life circumstances.”

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These Ashes We Must Wear

“The ashes call us to return to our origin and look forward to our destiny: the dust of the earth…”

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Beginner’s Eyes

“As we learn how to become aware of the Holy Spirit’s primary work in us at the heart of every moment, we see Gods’ presence illuminating through everything we experience and everyone we meet.”

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The Beholding Eye

“To experience the presence of God burning in the heart of all creation, we often need this kind of spontaneity to awaken our inner sight to Christ in our midst: in the breaking of the bread, as the image of God within everyone we meet, and especially in those whom the world (and especially the church) have cast out…”

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Every Stream Now Made Sacred

“We are not isolated individuals existing in sequestered cells. Rather, we are the sum of all our relationships.”

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Honoring the Ordinary

“If the visitation of the magi to the Christ child teaches us anything, it’s that it takes a measure of foolishness to be genuine seekers and worshipers of God…”

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