Deliver Us From All Affliction, Wrath, Danger, & Necessity!

When I am at peace with the direction of my life I find that restfulness spills over onto those around me. But that makes perfect sense. After all, we constantly pray in the liturgy “For our deliverance from all affliction, wrath, danger, and necessity, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.” Freed from my life being driven by “necessity” I am invited to a life of peaceful sobriety that quiets…

Paul is Politically Incorrect

Politics makes strange bedfellows. When I start talking politics, especially as a priest, it makes folks (rightfully) nervous. After all, as a priest, I’m supposed to focus on being accessible and available to all people regardless of their positions on this or that political matter. And that’s true. But I’ve also found it extremely helpful to myself and even to others to embrace the wisdom of discovering our real intentions and even…