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The Art of Accompaniment

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In his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis adds several phrases to the growing vocabulary and vision of the New Evangelization—a vision to which each pope has contributed since the Second Vatican Council. One of these phrases is “the art of accompaniment”: The Church will have to ini­tiate everyone—priests, religious and... [Read more...]

Josh Garrels’ Home

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“Could it be?!” The approaching silhouette of a young man on the horizon causes the aged man to leap from his seat and bound across the field, his feeble limbs now nimble with hope. He catches the young man, who collapses in tears and sobs. He weeps and clasps him to his chest. “Oh, my son,” he whispers in absolution. “Oh, my child.” The... [Read more...]

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Thoughts on “Mine”

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Things that are “mine” are a big part of our lives. But an even bigger part are the people that are “mine.” Husbands, wives, siblings, children, and friends are all called “mine.” Even my teachers, my doctor, and my plumber join the group. What do we mean by this possessive? What does it mean for a person to be “mine?” For this cannot be the same case as that of my toothbrush or even of my dog. A first proposition is that “mine”... [Read more...]

The Field of Stars

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“Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” (Mark 10:36) The most popular pilgrimage site in Medieval Europe was the tomb of St. James the Apostle in northwest Spain (Sant Iago is the local Galician translation for St. James). Legend has it that after this “greater” of the two Jameses was martyred in Jerusalem, his body was sent back to Spain to encourage the missionary work of the followers he left behind... [Read more...]

Maudlin Preaching

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Should joy characterize our Christian lives and evangelical efforts? The knee-jerk swiftness with which we all reply to this soft-headed question shows that we’ve come to accept the crucial importance of a happy, joyful witness to Jesus Christ. We’ve learned the evangelical power of a smile, of laughter, which can dispel the (strangely resilient) notion that to be Christian is to be a sourpuss moralist, with stuffy pieties and an anti-human puritanism.... [Read more...]

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