Beyond Eden.

9.14.2021 Dear dad, Over the summer, I participated in a book club with the Eden Invitation and… And now I am stuck because what do I say? The best way to introduce you to Eden Invitation is not to quote from their website “About Page,” though you should check it out (I will provide the […]

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Good-bye for now.

4.1.2021 Dear dad, What if you knew you were going to die? What if you were told three days before? Only you knew. Would you have told us? Would you have kept it to yourself? Would you have told mom? You loved each other unlike anything or anyone else. You were made one in an […]

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A leprous love.

2.14.2021 Dear dad, Reading and listening to the Gospel passage today, it seems just like another one of Jesus’ miracles. This healing of the leper is from the first chapter of Mark so very early on in the public ministry of Jesus.  I say it seems like just another one of Jesus’ miracles because leprosy […]

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My first love.

9.23.2020 Dad, “When people read the Apocalypse, they get frightened by the earthquakes and locusts and famines and scorpions. But the only reason God would allow these things is because He loves us. The world is good- make no mistake about that- but the world is not God. If we’ve allowed the world and its […]

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Koinonia.

8.31.2020 Dad, I am reading The Last Supper by Scott Hahn, a former Protestant pastor who joined the Catholic church. It is a fascinating and enlightening explanation of the relationship between the Book of Revelation in the Bible and the Catholic Mass. Hahn says the Catholic Mass is the key to unraveling the mystery of […]

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The southside.

7.18.2020 Dad, I went to the city last Sunday to St. Thomas the Apostle for mass. This is the black Catholic church that embodies so well the diversity and beauty of the image of Christ. The priest and deacon are black, which is important to me because I miss being under the leadership of black […]

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My [intra]racial heart.

In studying the life of Jesus in the Gospels recently, something has continuously struck me as odd. Early in His ministry when Jesus is healing the sick and giving sight to the blind, there are multiple instances where He requests the individual He has just cured not to tell anyone, to keep this miracle quiet. […]

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