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The Light of the World


“The Light of the World” Why do you knock like a guest long forgotten? The door remains locked, its heavy frame rotten, While a tangle of vines adorns lintel and post.         I come to awaken my slumbering host. Why do you stand on this hard frozen ground Through the night while the darkness of winter surrounds? Even earth’s heaven... [Read more]

The Visceral Reality of God’s Love


I once heard a preacher tell his congregation that Catholics have a peculiar fascination with the gruesomeness of the crucifixion and that this sick fixation on “gore” was behind the death and darkness now celebrated on Halloween. “They love their crucifixes bloody, the bloodier the better!”, he exclaimed, referring especially to the realistic... [Read more]

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The Waters Have Risen to My Neck


“Do not babble like the pagans do Thinking many words louder than few.” But I can merely mumble one At the smashing news: I am heard in none. I met a woman this summer, poor and weary, working 60 hours a week as a maid and a phone-banker. She had put in the effort for a promised bonus, she told me, but when it came time for the paycheck, she was denied. A lie and a few statistics, and she was out of luck, with nothing to say for fear of losing... [Read more]

Fixer Uppers


We all need to be fixed. Of course, we generally try to avoid admitting this to each other, and so it’s often God Who gets to hear the most about our brokenness. “Jesus, I really hurt my brother this morning. Please fix me so I can love him better.” This isn’t a bad prayer. Sometimes we truly need the Lord to step in and miraculously fix us. Saint Luke, whom we celebrate today, knew this well, both from his own experience and from the stories... [Read more]

Heaven on Earth


Holiness is not something that we will get to someday. We are called to holiness today by living life for the sake of Heaven day by day. We have a tendency to be hobbits, elves, or dwarfs—and all in the worst ways. As hobbits, we love to forget about the greatness we are called to and just enjoy the simple delights of daily life. As elves, we live for some distant future, life in Heaven, without taking any action towards it, as ages of opportunity... [Read more]

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