Saturday, March 19, 2011

Empty Space

Now, I'm a mess. Let's be honest, everyone is a mess. No one is perfect, and try as we might, we have all failed at something. In my school work, in my job as a youth ministry coordinator, as a friend, as a brother, and as a son, there are times when I just mess things up. Going a bit more general: people expect certain things of us, and we expect certain things of others. And every once in a while, people disappoint us. For the last little while, I've been thinking about all of this, and God has been calling me to really understand and come to terms with it. It is too fitting for Lent for it to be coincidence (if there even is such a thing) that I have this truth mulling about inside:

Everyone you ever love will hurt you.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tantum Ergo Sacramentum

For those of you who don't know, I'm a writer for a Catholic newspaper, The Catholic Register, as part of their youth writing team this year. During Lent especially, we need to readjust, refocus, and improve our prayer lives. Click the link below to read my latest column for the paper, and see my thoughts on how we can truly spend some time dwelling with Christ:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spiritual Makeover

Today is Ash Wednesday, which means that the 40 days of Lent have begun. A time to rethink our ways, a time to rid ourselves of all of the excess, a time to truly repent, and a time to reflect on what it means to be saved through Christ, as day after day, we get closer to the focal point of our faith - the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.