With a blog, posts come and go. As soon as a new post is written the old one is moved closer to the bottom of the pile (no matter how good or popular it may be!) Because of that, I decided to go back and set aside a few of my favorite posts from the past three years here. As new ones come along, I’ll add them to the list. I’d love to hear which posts were your most favorite!
Possession We use the word “mine” a lot, believing ourselves to be the ultimate possessor of things. In reality, all things, including our time, are gifted to us by God: Mine!
Kenosis. A look at Jesus’ self-emptying, and the self-emptying required to be His follower. What do I stubbornly hold onto? It is in letting go that we are truly able to receive. Kenosis: What Can I Let Go Of?
Celibacy. I used to fear celibacy because I thought it lacked intimacy. It turns out that intimacy is much more than romantic relationships, and I feel completely fulfilled as a celibate man. (#3 and #1 most popular posts. Sex sell I guess!) A Life to Share, The Irony of Being Celibate
Community Life. How community life is the absolute worst thing in the world. How community life is the greatest thing in the world. This Is Not What I Signed Up For!
Justice. Thoughts on Catholic Social Teaching when I was a postulant and political nature of the Gospel: “If You Want Peace, Work For Justice.”
Poverty. A four part reflection on my struggle to live as a poor person in the first world. Is it even possible? Are we supposed to help the poor or imitate them? These and a host of other questions: My Struggle With Poverty, Why poverty?, How To: Poverty, and My [Continued] Struggle With Poverty.
My Call to the Priesthood. Follow my journey of discerning a call to ordained ministry: Discerning the Priesthood Pt. 1, Discerning the Priesthood Pt.2, Yes, But Under My Conditions, A Call to Sacramental Ministry
Immigration/Minority. Franciscans are supposed to take on the life of the lowest in society. How do we do this for people like immigrants who are completely disenfranchised? Franciscan Justice: A Life of Minority