Discernment: Not Just About Me and Jesus

I have a lot of friends who are “discerning” – that is, actively trying to discover God’s will for their life in terms of a vocation, especially to priesthood or religious life. And when I say “discerning” in March, I usually mean, “freaking out”.  The end of the school year is only a couple of […]

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 Meaning of Life

The other day when I was working in the library I was reading a book by Einstein that had a chapter called “The Meaning of Life.” I flipped to it excited to find an answer, only to discover that Einstein doesn’t present an answer to the question “What is the meaning of life?” but he […]