I mean, just look at him!

Star Wars Vocation: Did the Jedi Lead Me to Seminary?

Did watching Star Wars as a kid make me want to become a priest?  Yes it did, at least indirectly. Of course, watching Star Wars made me want to try lots of things.  For example, I once attempted to “use the Force” to telekinetically lift an object in the back yard – just to be […]


The Only Way to God is Through My “Enemies”

Yesterday while praying at adoration, I had a startling moment of spiritual lucidity. I had I vision – well, I day-dreamed – that the chapel was suddenly accelerating through space at break-neck speed and had begun to fly apart.  The Eucharist was moving ahead fastest with the altar and the front of the Church, while […]

The BE-Attitudes

I want to share with you a story that really touched me, and truly shows what the beatitudes are all about.  During college, I worked at an after school care program and watched kids in grades K-8. This one little boy always stuck out to me.  He was such a sweet and gentle soul, which […]

Comfort and Hope in a Road Map

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:3-4 The Beatitudes are words of comfort and hope; a sure road map. Dear Lord, thank you for the Beatitudes and scripture. Thank you for these wonderful maps. I hate being […]