There’s thunder and lightning, bombings and gunfire, and I’m abandoned in the dark — horrifically alone. At any moment I could be obliterated, searing explosions invading my mind so I … Continue Reading Through
“Son, why have you done this to us?”[i] Okay. I’m just going to say it. I don’t want to contract covid–19 and die. I don’t want any of my loved … Continue Reading Heartache
When a person dies, we may try to comfort the family and friends who are mourning by telling them that the person has gone to a better place. This isn’t … Continue Reading A Better Place?
Flesh. What is flesh? Organic cells forming bones, muscles, organs, nerves, blood, skin. The flesh of animals, fur covered, which dwell in forests and fields. The flesh of fish, wet … Continue Reading Body and Soul
This thought has been with me all week, so I decided to share it with you, dear reader: Heaven is pure love. Even love not yet purified can offer us … Continue Reading Heaven Is Pure Love
This week, a woman from my parish died of cancer. When I was thinking about the best way to describe how I know her, I found myself struggling with verb … Continue Reading Was or Is? Life after Death
On Easter Sunday, I remembered something: I’m already dead. Why fear death if I’ve already died? That sounds odd, I know, but we Christians believe that Jesus died on the … Continue Reading Christians: The Living Dead
My poor classmates. Before writing my final assignment for the online course I’m taking on ecclesiology, I decided to write a kind of summation of what I had learned. Then, … Continue Reading Always and Everywhere
I have friends who sense the presence of angels and Saints praying for them in their hour of need. For my part, I admit that I’ve never been one to … Continue Reading Heaven Is Praying for You
There are over 7 billion people living on earth right now, which fact may lead you to wonder if you – little, tiny you – really matter in the grand … Continue Reading He Knows Not How
What good news would you share with the people who will mourn your death? This is an important question to ask if you, like me, want to plan your own … Continue Reading Lasting Words: The Gospel
When I was going through my cancer scare, a friend of mine asked me to pray for her friend who had just been told that his leukemia was terminal. And … Continue Reading Joy of Heaven
God loves what God creates – every person is beautiful in the eyes of God, both body and soul. What if we saw each other the way God sees us?
It’s time, once again, to reflect upon the Ascension of Jesus Christ… Okay, it’s true, Catholics believe some radical things. Like the Ascension. We profess that Jesus not only rose … Continue Reading Weird and Wonderful: the Essence of the Ascension
In my last post, I wrote, If life is pass or fail, then I don’t want to fail. I know that we don’t usually think of life as pass or … Continue Reading Life Is Pass or Fail
Before I share the thought that was given to me through Scripture and prayer, I do want it understood that thoughts of the afterlife, of eternal reward or punishment, don’t … Continue Reading Not Here, Not Yet