“It takes more courage to examine the dark corners of your own soul than it does for a soldier to fight on a battlefield.” —William Butler Yeats

This Lent I’m giving up Lent

When I first came to faith I was excited to make all the spiritual practices my own. Every year, I would choose something to forgo. At first I gave up the obvious things like wine or sweets, and… Read More

Contrition is no fun

Reading today from A History of Sin: Its evolution to Today and Beyond by John Portmann, who has this to say about sin fatigue: “Worshipping God takes time, just as repenting for sin does. Time gets increasingly scarce… Read More

Thank you, John Patrick Shanley

I find inspiration in many unlikely places. This morning on Facebook there was a quote by the playwright John Patrick Shanley. It was posted by an actress who is deeply committed to teaching theater in New York. I… Read More