In this Sunday’s Gospel reading (Mt. 18:21-35 NAB Revised), there is talk about forgiveness. In particular, at the very beginning of the reading we find Peter asking Jesus how often one should forgive, to which Jesus replies, “...not seven but seventy-seven times” (Mt. 18:22). In other words, that we should forgive completely and perfectly. This… Continue reading What is Forgiveness?
If I had to pick a slogan to best describe my attitude throughout college, it would be, “Just get it over with.” Every day at school used to be like a day at the DMV – slow and painful. So how did I go from "miserable DMV customer" student, straight into a master’s program? Some… Continue reading How I Ended Up In Grad School
I can be extremely athletic, but as my friends know, I can also be a huge klutz as well. So, it did not surprise me too much when I was on a run around the neighborhood one night when I tripped. However, what did surprise me was what immediately followed. I felt my arms brace… Continue reading The Fall I Never Forgot
I've had many soul mates throughout my life. Individuals that I had such intricate and marvelous relationships with that they proved unexplainable. I feel as though finding the words to describe them, and to try and capture what we have shared will be a lifelong journey. Now, most of you are probably thinking I have… Continue reading Why Do We Have Soul Mates?
“Are you sure?” That is the line friends usually hit you with before you make a big decision. I don’t know about you, but that line is pretty effective in testing my certainty. Sometimes, it will not even phase me and that is how I will know the strength of the conviction behind my decision.… Continue reading How to be Certain