Lent is a season of repentance and conversion. It’s a time to listen to God’s voce. That’s no news for practicing Catholics. However, many Catholics might be quite surprised by the particular message God has in store for them.
Through the experience of creating The Catholic Reading Challenge podcast, I have realized an important universal truth: Not only do all people love good stories, but they also want someone with whom to share them.
I wonder if we realize that we have been so formed by a culture of individualism and self-reliance that we find ourselves in bondage to it. We see ourselves as our own individual boats, not part of a fleet. Have we missed the main point: our lives find meaning in God’s story, which is the very best story?
It’s the octave of Christmas—”the most wonderful time of the year.” I’m taking some moments these days to consider why this time of year is full of wonder…and also why the wonder is often overlooked.
It is fair to say that we Catholics are in the middle of the most terrible Church crisis in American history. What are we to do? Leaving the Church is not an option. But . . . EVERY Catholic is going to have to make sacrifices of their time for the sake of bringing about truth, justice, and future healing.