Living More Abundantly

Living More Abundantly

It may be different now, but the chapel of the Newman Center at GWU when I was a student was in pretty rough shape. The floor creaked, the AC/heat was unreliable at best, and it had the general run-down, jerry-rigged feel of the room that was built over a retro-fitted...
The Art of Listening

The Art of Listening

  “Listen carefully, my son, to the master’s instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.” ~The Rule of Saint Benedict   I am guilty.  This morning at Mass, like every morning at Mass, I caught myself drifting off during the...
Fatherhood: In it to win it

Fatherhood: In it to win it

I was listening to Houston talk radio personality, Michael Berry, the other day, and he said something which really struck me.  While I didn’t hear the question posed by the caller, I did listen to hear Berry’s response.  Berry explained how his career...
The Humility of Guardian Angels

The Humility of Guardian Angels

Our post-Christian society doesn’t have much interest in God these days (at least an orthodox One), and arguably even less interest in angels: those beings who, like God, are pure spirit but, like us, are created. Even in modern Christian America, the emphasis...
5 Benefits to Praying for Your Enemies

5 Benefits to Praying for Your Enemies

Everyone has enemies.  Batman has the Joker.  Superman has Lex Luther.  The Star Wars series has George Lucas.  My favorite example though of the relationship between enemies is that of Frodo and Gollum.  Throughout the LOTR trilogy, Frodo and Gollum have several...