Time, Suffering, and the Power of Prayer

I was chuckling at this meme today and it got me to thinking about time and prayer. It reminded me of something Padre Pio once said that really challenged my concept of time. One day, Padre Pio told his doctor, "I'm praying for the good death of my great-great grandfather." The doctor said, “but he …

I Choose Love

I was talking with a friend the other day and he was reciting an endless litany of all of the bad things going on in the world right now: terrorism, horrible refugee situations, the plunging stock market, eroding race relations, the selling of baby body parts, unstable international affairs, etc. He concluded, “Things just aren’t looking …

What if I Just Don’t Have the Faith of Job?

I was reading this great piece by Dr. Gregory Popcak about how the way you were parented affects your experience of God. It’s a good read – I highly recommend it. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/faithonthecouch/2014/04/attachment-and-faith-style-how-parenting-affects-your-experience-of-god/ After I read it though, I was left with some questions. “So what if my parents were completely unattached and I grew up …

“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 …