Holy Lent: It’s All About the Joy, No Sadness (Part 2)

Holy Lent: It’s All About the Joy, No Sadness (Part 2)

Read Part 1 here. I ran across a compelling quote from the pen of St. John Chrysostom, which I believe is very telling of the spiritual poverty people experience in our day and age. This spiritual poverty is a serious self-inflicted disease which, unlike most physical maladies, can only be...

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Holy Lent: It’s All About the Joy, No Sadness (Part I)

Holy Lent: It’s All About the Joy, No Sadness (Part I)

I still recall the excitement I felt as a youth growing up in Boston (and even now as an adult!) when attending a professional sports event. Wearing the home jersey, the actual trip to the arena, the multitudes of people all there for the same reason, the lights and sounds,...

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Teach Your Children Well

Teach Your Children Well

All parents in every generation worry about their kids, and try to keep them safe. They do this not only by not letting them play in traffic or jab sharp sticks into hornets’ nests, but also by warning them against perennial dangers. In my gentler generation, my parents warned me...

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Strategic Retreat

Strategic Retreat

It started with a fire on the stove. A moment’s inattention to some oil and three kernels of popcorn in a pot. Never mind, clap the lid on, set the pot outside! The smoke alarm never even went off, but there was still enough soot to grime up the kitchen,...

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