Are You Listening?

The problem today is not that some people are hearing the voice of God, but that most people aren’t. Unfortunately, while we continue down the road of “progress”, many of us--especially us men who are being looked to to step forward and lead by giving our lives away in unselfish love--choose not to spend time even trying to place ourselves in an environment where we give the Father the opportunity to speak to us and form our hearts. Perhaps the greatest crisis in our culture and in our own inability to become the men we have been made to be is that we do not take prayer seriously, and we do not seriously pray.

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"Nothing if not You, Lord"

Now I want to be clear. I am not condemning being a good father or husband. Nor am I suggesting you should never find rest. It’s important to be aware that what will bring us true joy and lasting happiness is our relationship with God here on earth, and God willing, with Him forever in Heaven. It seems like St. Thomas understood this truth with his request of Our Lord. As a Doctor of the Church and a canonized saint, it is obvious that St. Thomas lived this out. But what about us? How can we discover this?

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True Rest

“Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” (Mark 6:31)

Without Christ as the object and source of my rest, I’m filling myself up with things that will only make me crave true rest more. Not only that, it will provide the strength needed to respond to the call when I’m needed, no matter how tired I am. I encourage each and every one of you to order your rest to Christ. Let Him re-create you into being the Beloved Son of God the Father that you truly are.

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Who am I? Who are You?

Our answer to suffering lies in two questions: Who am I? Who are You? If we ask ourselves these questions, we can begin to submit ourselves to God’s Will. We can begin to understand that we are like small children who don’t understand what is best for us, and that God is really a loving Father who desires our happiness more than we ourselves do. Will we let Him try today?

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Dear Son: A Father's Letter

(Written by Jerry Tujague, a guest contributor, friend of the blog, and all-around amazing man.)

Your life is just beginning.  One day you might want to be a dad.  Although I tried to be the best dad that I could be, I hope you are a better dad than me.  It hurts my heart to know that there were probably times that you felt like I didn’t love you enough, that you felt misunderstood, that I was unjust or just not paying attention. 

Will you please forgive me for that?

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What I've Learned From Playing Video Games with Ven. Fulton Sheen

Now, there have definitely been times when I’ve focused too much on the game and missed half of a lecture. Either way, it was in these lectures and podcasts that I was first introduced to the wealth of wisdom that is Venerable Fulton Sheen. Randomly, Fulton Sheen popped up on some suggested videos on YouTube, and I was hooked.

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Three Lessons You Can Learn From St. Joseph

Even though there is not much in the Canon of Scripture that details the events of Joseph’s life, we can be assured that he was a man of deep prayer based on the little we do know of his life. We can assume from the unique mission he was selected for in caring and providing for Our Mother and Christ, the appearances of angels and the words spoken to him in dreams, are all evidence for a life of prayer that is consistent, constant, and centered on God the Father.

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Identity in "A Quiet Place"

If you’re experiencing doubts in the love that God the Father has for you, gaze upon the Crucifix with fresh eyes. Imagine Jesus on the cross looking at you straight in the eyes and saying the words that John Krasinski signed with such passion, “I love you. I have always loved you”. Try to imagine (because it is true!) that God the Father is offering His only Son, for only you.

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Fear is Love's Enemy...5 Steps to Banish It! (Part I of II)

“Fear, in all of its forms, is a liar. It does not lead to the abundant life for which we have been made and redeemed by Christ to share in...! The voice of fear and the voice of Truth are irreconcilable. Fear never comes from God and its voice leads only to doubt, division, indifference, and insecurity which brings with it a desire for control, self-reliance, and the compartmentalization of our lives…” –Ven. Servant of God, Archbishop Fulton Sheen

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The Crisis of Identity in the Parable of the Prodigal Son

There is a certain jealousy, a jealousy that is rooted in the felt-neglect on the part of the father. Although the two sons appear to be entirely different in their relationship to their father, both are searching for the same thing. Each son longs for an understanding of who he is as the father’s beloved son.

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Scars are Sexy

These wounds occur when we wage the battle for purity, the battle for holiness, and win. It’s only through the Grace of God and our cooperation with that Grace that we are able to be victorious. But in waging these battles and in holding the line, not only do we come out stronger, but we act in accord to our nature as men.

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