During our time of social distancing, I’ve been studying the Book of Acts. In chapter nine, Paul is blinded on the road to Damascus for three days. And in this darkness, Paul received a new vision. No longer would he see things with the same fiery persecution. Now he would see with the eyes of … More During Our Time of Social Distancing
As we face this time in our history, in the middle of a pandemic, it seems that it has created in almost everyone an uncertainty of life. Things that we have in our entire lifetime taken for granted all of a sudden have become insecure. Things as big as basketball with March Madness, golf and … More Where is our Trust?
Someone once said the journey for each of us is to find ourselves, accept ourselves, be ourselves. Find yourself. Jesus said we find ourselves by losing ourselves (Matthew 10:39). And what Jesus means, of course, is that we start living life selflessly. Alcoholics Anonymous says whatever our circumstances, we believe in the sovereignty of God … More Find Yourself, Accept Yourself, Be Yourself
Professor Herkless, in his Life of Francis d’Assisi, tells us how Francis was torn between the monastic life on the one hand and the domestic life on the other. He longed to be a monk and to dedicate himself to poverty and pilgrimage. And yet he loved a sweet and noble and gracious woman. Francis … More The Danger of Relapse