Walking With Jesus Comes With Suffering

Walking With Jesus Comes With Suffering

All this talk of suffering. It’s all so depressing. But during the season of Lent, why wouldn’t it be? Perhaps, if we leaned into this feeling, we could offer more support to those who suffer with mental illness, the “oddballs” and the quiet geniuses. I’ve been...
Scattered, Smothered and Faithful

Scattered, Smothered and Faithful

A convicting question arose while watching an otherwise warm-hearted news story about four young men making an unselfish choice at a time when choosing selfishness over the common good seems to be in style. While Braves fans were celebrating their World Series...
Many in U.S. Need Remedial Citizenship Lessons

Many in U.S. Need Remedial Citizenship Lessons

There are indications many Americans need to go back to remedial citizenship class. At the front of the class need to be a number of politicians who possess dangerously myopic understandings of what it means to be a citizen of the United States. This class needs to...
Pope: Limitless Freedom is Selfish, Empty

Pope: Limitless Freedom is Selfish, Empty

Freedom without limits, focused solely on what an individual wants to do, is selfishness and leads to emptiness, Pope Francis emphasized in his general audience message delivered Oct. 20. Citing statements made by Paul in letters to the Galatian and the Corinthian...
Me Time: Why Society’s Addicted to Narcissism

Me Time: Why Society’s Addicted to Narcissism

What should I make of the following observations? For 11 years, I’ve enjoyed an assigned parking place at work. Apparently, my organization prefers that its executives don’t wander the garage in search of their cars. The space next to mine is an unassigned, reserved...