The Word of God IS NOT Fettered!

She looked at me after I’d shared my own struggles as a priest and a leader and she said “Well, father, you chose this life. So, there’s no use in complaining about it!” Ouch! That’ll teach me to be honest and vulnerable to those who haven’t proven themselves able to bear it! But, as much as her words stung, they were also true. I did exercise my will, my freedom to choose,…

Becoming LIKE Christ

How do we tame the chaos in our lives? Let’s face it, it seems the chaos is increasing in our day and age, and more and more it seems people are actually encouraging chaos and the fanning of the flames of our passions. But this level of chaos isn’t sustainable, and eventually something’s got to give! Listen to what Abba Evagrius says “A wandering mind is made stable by reading, vigil and…

The Labors That Make You Like Christ!

There’s just no substitute for contemplation. But it seems our modern world is moving at such a break neck speed that contemplation is impossible! That’s why authentic faith is the “last, true, rebellion” and the hardest and most rewarding path to being truly human! Listen to what Abba Evagrius says “A wandering mind is made stable by reading, vigil and prayer. Flaming lust is extinguished by hunger, labor and solitude. Stirrings of…

4 Christlike Labors

There’s just no substitute for contemplation. But it seems our modern world is moving at such a break neck speed that contemplation is impossible! That’s why authentic faith is the “last, true, rebellion” and the hardest and most rewarding path to being truly human! Listen to what Abba Evagrius says “A wandering mind is made stable by reading, vigil and prayer. Flaming lust is extinguished by hunger, labor and solitude. Stirrings of…