God Laughs

The other night, the psalm response for daily Mass was “Lord, you are merciful and gracious” (Psalm 86). I’ve heard about His mercy and grace my whole life, but last night I had a revelation. It wasn’t expected, and it didn’t hit me like roaring thunder. It was more like a whisper, and truth settled […]

Seeing God

I have been praying to be able to simply look at the face of Christ, so the psalm from the third Sunday of Lent, “Lord, let your face shine upon us and we shall be saved” (Psalm 4:2), really meant something to me. Reading scripture, the popes, the saints, the liturgy – I feel like […]

Divine Mercy

On this past Divine Mercy Sunday, I imagined the blood and water flowing out of Christ’s side and over me like a waterfall of mercy. After Christ won for us salvation on the cross, the soldiers pierced his side, and flowing forth came blood and water. Jews during that time would immediately connect the blood […]

Look at What’s Crippling You

Sometimes I feel unworthy and think, “Who am I to witness after all the times I have sinned and betrayed God?” When these thoughts come, the shame cripples me in fear. It’s very subtle and creeps in most of the time without me even realizing it. The effects of sin – shame, isolation, and fear […]

Lord, I’m Not Worthy to Receive You

Over the past few years, I’ve dealt with a lot of interior struggle when it comes to receiving the Eucharist. There’s been many a Mass where I’ve spent a good majority of the liturgy fighting an inner battle over whether or not I should receive when it came time for Holy Communion. The drill usually […]

Lawd Have Mussy!

So, recently, I’ve been leafing through another book, “I Believe in Love.” Now, wait a minute before you judge it. If I didn’t have it sitting right in front of me or hadn’t started reading it, I imagine that I would assume it was some sort of cheesy self-help book and write it off.  That, […]