The Delightful, Defenseless, Demanding Baby

The infant Jesus lying in the manger reveals God. When he smiles, God smiles. When he cries, God cries. When he grasps the finger of Mary or Joseph or a shepherd, it is God grasping the human hand. The delightful and defenseless infant Jesus gently demands something from us. The child of Bethlehem gently invites us to love him…and responding to that invitation love means changing our lives.

Autonomy, Humility, and St. Joseph

Last summer, I was with my Godson’s family. We were all swimming in their pool. The 5-year-old brother of my Godson had just become good enough at swimming to make it across their pool unassisted and he absolutely loved showing me how he could do it without help. It was amazing to see his growth […]

How we Christians Confront Evil.

We Catholics have confronted many evil realities in the past year. What should be our response to evil as Christians? Confronting great evil demands great saints. God is calling you and I to be a part of the solution to this scandal through prayer, holiness of life, and the proclamation of the Gospel. Through our and prayer holiness, which are his gifts to us, may many come to know Christ, so that when the Son of Man comes, he indeed will find faith on earth.

Holding On to Christ and Letting Go of Everything Else

We hunger to have the good forever. The only enduring good is God. To cling to him we have seek and think about what is above. At the same time we must put to death our disordered attachments and stop lying so we can truly see things as they are. Tenemos hambre de tener el […]

Living in the Tension of Twilight

Imagine if you will, with me, the moments just before the dawn. Standing in the twilight just as the sun begins to break the horizon, the direction we face makes a lot of difference as to what we see. Looking west, we see a dark sky. It is difficult to distinguish things. Looking in this […]