Losing the Masks this Lent

I was reading something that Marilyn Monroe wrote and it really resonated with me. Monroe wrote, “I’m finding that sincerity, and to be [as] simple and direct as I’d like, is often taken for sheer stupidity.” There is truth in her words. Sincerity and simplicity are not often-prized in modern times.  Rather, from the time …

“The Word of God is Volatile”

  “The word of God is volatile.  It is unpredictable.  It produces a zeal that can be a little embarrassing.” I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard the priest at Mass yesterday. “Yes,” I thought to myself.  “It certainly is. I can’t believe I am writing a blog in the public domain  about my spiritual …