Wednesday Tweet Digest, Vol. 4

2 years ago with 4 comments in Uncategorized
The best (according to me) tweets I have twitted over the course of the previous week or so, as a momentary stay against the essential evanescence of twitter. What can separate us from the love of Christ? Neither counterintuitive syncopations, nor insipid melodies, nor unnecessary key changes… — Joseph Prever (@stevegershom) August 3, 2014 Where do sinners go if they don’t believe ...

Wednesday Tweet Digest, Vol. 1

2 years ago with 4 comments in Uncategorized
The best (according to me) tweets I have twitted over the course of the previous week or so, as a momentary stay against the essential evanescence of twitter. I am cold and wet and covered in bugs, motorcycles are awesome — Joseph Prever (@stevegershom) July 14, 2014 It’s hot outside, so I wear shorts, but it’s hot outside, so they turn the AC low at work, so it’s cold ...

More Important Things

3 years ago with 5 comments in Uncategorized
Today I told my confessor that I’d rather not talk about homosexuality every single time I’m in the confessional. If I say I looked too long at an attractive person, he doesn’t need to ask whether it was a woman or a man. A sin is a sin, and the gay ones aren’t special. I said it gently and I hope I said it humbly, but my stomach still turned over slightly at the ...

What To Say In Confession?

3 years ago with 19 comments in Uncategorized
No, not what should the penitent say — although a lot of people do google “how to confess masturbation.” I get it, it’s an embarrassing word. You don’t have to say it if you don’t want to. You can say “I committed an impure act, by myself” and the priest will totally know what you mean. On the other hand, you may find that, as with Lord ...

7 Quick Takes: Esfuérzate y Sé Valiente

3 years ago with 17 comments in Uncategorized
1—It’s my writing day, and that’s a good day, but frankly, I’m in a lot of pain. These road bumps come and go, and I know better than to try reinterpreting my whole life in the light of how I happen to feel today, but today I happen to feel really awful. It’s like those days when you lie in bed shaking with the flu and you just think, “Gosh, I’d like ...

Slowly

3 years ago with 6 comments in Uncategorized
J. and I have been driving for four hours or so, with C. asleep in the back seat. Even though the setup is perfect, we haven’t had a single DMC1 yet, just a stream of banter as we find the places where our senses of humor fit together. Is something wrong, or is this good? Is this how friends are? There are some things you can ruin just by thinking about them too hard. All we have to do ...

Fishermen and Whores

4 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 ...