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 ...

Light of Hope

5 years ago with 31 comments in Uncategorized
“It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out.”1 To be a Christian is to know that the phrase “too good to be true” is nonsense. A thing is true insofar as it is good, and good insofar as it is true. The best thing imaginable is the truest thing imaginable. But the imagination is ...