Get Big or Get Out! Why Lent Should Hurt So Good

So Lent continues…Isn’t it funny that we shudder at the thought of suffering in general terms, but many of us are more than willing to endure it for specific reasons like rippling abs, bulging biceps, and toned legs? Having spent a fair bit of time of my youth in weight rooms, I often heard my […]

Why Angels Envy Us…Especially In Lent!

Ahhh. Lent is upon us. That glorious time of giving up chocolate, beer, and other necessities of life. Ash Wednesday marks the start of the longest 40 days of the Catholic calendar – the cold shower that follows the festivities of Fat Tuesday. A difficult jolt to our mostly comfortable lives, Lent is actually one of the most […]

Lessons From Legos: When It All Goes To Pieces

Remember when you were a kid and you built some really cool Lego car or space ship? Then a sibling or friend would trash it and you’d have to start over?  Oh, the frustration and anger! All that hard work destroyed! Oftentimes, of course, our re-built creations were way cooler than the original. Now older, we realize all that […]

And The Most Terrifying Prayer Is…?

There are 7 petitions in the Our Father. One in particular is terrifying.     “And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.”  We pray it at every Mass. But have you ever really stopped to think about what you’re saying in the 5th petition of the most famous prayer in […]