This mortal weight: flesh, resurrection, and patience

We bear the weight that surrounds us in the daily trappings of life: waking, sleeping, eating, drinking, working, concerning oneself with the plight of one's neighbor. These things are a joy at times, but at others they sit heavily across the shoulders.

Any way the wind blows

If the Church loses its grasp on meaning and hope, what do we have to give to the world?

Do not be afraid: An Advent meditation

In the narratives of Jesus’ birth, one of the most striking elements is the angelic imperative “Do not be afraid!” It sounds forth time and again like a musical refrain.