Fishermen and Whores

3 years ago with 31 comments in Uncategorized
“I think,” says Fr. John from behind the confessional screen, “that we tend to see our sexuality as a burden, instead of a gift.” He laughs to himself a little, maybe thinking You and me both, buddy; you know as well as I do that celibacy is no joke. “It feels like a burden because it’s so powerful,” he continues, “and so hard to control. But ...

Not a Punishment

4 years ago with 8 comments in Uncategorized
And I said “Help me, help me, help me, help me– Thank you! I’d no idea that you were there.”1 A few weeks ago, when things were worst, I was having one of those very anguished prayer times where you are yelling so loudly for help that it’s hard to notice when it comes. I finally asked: “Just tell me something, Lord; tell me something I need to hear, and ...