Month: September 2014

What We’ve Prayed for Seems as Though it is Being Answered

The whole world has heard of the atrocities going in the the Middle East, specifically that of the group known as ISIS/ISIL. Many have taken to different modes of commentary as to the right solution and what we can or should do as people of faith. Many have prayed. They have prayed for a swift end, justice to be served, for the innocents to escape while they can, and several other prayers. There’s been one specific prayer that I have taken up in the whole matter, which I am sure many others out there have petitioned as well. That prayer is...

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Just When I Thought I Needed to Quit My Job to Make a Difference, This Happens…

There are times in my life where I think I’m made for so much more than being a “simple layman.” I think most of us feel this way at one point in time or another. Personally, I’ve gotten into the habit more than once of thinking that as a lay person I contribute less to the Kingdom of God than I could. I justify to myself, “If I was only a priest I could do so much more” or “The only way I’m going to make a real difference is to be full-time in an apostolate.” This sort of thought...

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