I Am the Door of the Sheep

Christ is risen! There is a huge difference between knowing about someone and actually knowing them. I’ve heard this truth illustrated by talking about identical twins. We have two sets of twins in our parish; one set is easy to distinguish because one is a boy and the other is a girl. But the second set of twins are identical girls! Somebody just meeting the girls would have a hard time telling…

No Short Cuts!

“I know a shortcut!” And with that, me and my buddy promptly got lost going to a friend’s house! You see, I remember the days before GPS! Yes, I’m THAT old. By the way, are you aware that we now have a generation growing up that will never know what the world was like before the smartphone and GPS tracking? I wonder where they will take “shortcuts?” We all face the temptation…

A Stranger They Will Not Follow

I was a nervous wreck! A 15-year-old teenager with his best buddies was sneaking into a movie theater without paying! I can hear the voice of my mother in my head “Young man, you carry your family name. That should make you think twice about doing things you know you shouldn’t!” We didn’t get caught. We loved the movie. We laughed, and we congratulated ourselves for our stealth and our “courage.” And I…

Watch Out for Short Cuts

“I know a shortcut!” And with that, me a my buddy promptly got lost going to a friend’s house! You see, I remember the days before GPS! Yes, I’m THAT old. By the way, are you aware that we now have a generation growing up that will never know what the world was like before the smartphone and GPS tracking? I wonder where they will take “shortcuts?” We all face the temptation…

No Short Cuts

“I know a shortcut!” And with that, me a my buddy promptly got lost going to a friend’s house! You see, I remember the days before GPS! Yes, I’m THAT old. By the way, are you aware that we now have a generation growing up that will never know what the world was like before the smartphone and GPS tracking? I wonder where they will take “shortcuts?” We all face the temptation…

Sneaking In

I was a nervous wreck! A 15 year old teenager with his best buddies were sneaking into a movie theater without paying! I can hear the voice of my mother in my head “Young man, you carry your family name. That should make you think twice about doing things you know you shouldn’t!” We didn’t get caught. We loved the movie. We laughed, and we congratulated ourselves for our stealth and our…