Kept Under Restraint

One of the most difficult realities I’ve had to face as an adult, as a priest, as a husband, and as a father is waking up to the reality of the complexity of each human person I encounter, including myself. This continuous process of discovery has me regularly seeing places of spiritual progress and immaturity in my heart first of all. All leading to the unmistakable conclusion that the taming of the…

There Is Neither Jew Nor Greek

I grew up in the American South in the 1960’s when the country was tearing itself apart over the war in Vietnam and the horrible cancer of racism and prejudice. I remember the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King in Atlanta and the fact that my grandfather was a policeman in Atlanta during those scary times. The terrible consequences of ignorant tribalism are simply too plain in human history to ignore. And…

Kept Under Restraint

One of the most difficult realities I’ve had to face as an adult, as a priest, as a husband, and as a father is the waking up to the reality of the complexity of each human person I encounter, including myself. This continuous process of discovery has me regularly seeing places of spiritual progress and immaturity in my heart first of all. All leading to the unmistakable conclusion that the taming of…