Advent is a wonderful time of year. But it’s not just about preparing for whatever celebrations we might have on December 25. It’s about preparing for the second coming of Christ. To do this, we remember that we have a savior, and I’m not him.
Burning Out, Finding Balance
Long story short, I’m toast right now. Like so many people, I’m feeling the weight of a world that isn’t the way it should be. Good thing I have a good spiritual director who offered me this important Advent lesson.
The One that Started It All
When you think iconic movies that defined a genre, you have to think Snow White. The first full-length animated movie of all time, not to mention Walt Disney’s first film, it is a landmark work of art that defined cinema for generations.
A Very TikTok Christmas
TikTok is a mess of creativity. Some of it is garbage, some of it is worth discussing. In this week’s Upon Friar Review, Fr. Patrick and I watch some Advent/Christmas themed clips to get into the holiday spirit.
One of the reasons that this newsletter was delayed this week is because I am in Valdosta, GA, right now offering a parish mission. I had the four English masses at the parish, met with the youth group, and will give two evening talks. I would appreciate it if you would keep me in your prayers!