Unforgiveness is a sin many of us struggle with. Including me. If allowed to seed and take root in the heart, it becomes very difficult to overcome.
Thinking about giving up chocolate for Lent? Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and, like all good Catholics, I have to figure out what to give-up.
This Lent, I’m asking to be given the grace of detachment, to let go and let God, especially in times of heartache, turmoil, and disappointment. The grace to not hold things so closely that they replace God as the focal point of my life.
Turn the other cheek? Offer no resistance to one who is evil? What do these commands of our Lord Jesus Christ mean? And how are they tied to holiness and the virtue of charity?
As a young man who grew up playing all kinds of sports, it is safe to say that I am a true fan of athletics and competitive-play. Our father taught my siblings and me, in few words, the true value of sports and how those values can positively shape our lives.