This pandemic can feel like a darkness that won’t ever end. That’s why the sunflower is such a great teacher of what we must do in such times: turn to the light.
Some of the controversy surrounding Pope Francis’s visit to Hungary may help us understand more about his diplomatic priorities.
Spending the summer ministering to men behind bars reminded me of what a religious sister once told me: “God doesn’t judge people; God cares for people.”
Leaving Afghanistan was a tragedy, as was the entire war. In light of the end of this 20 year occupation which claimed the lives of over 150,000 people, we must confront uncomfortable questions raised by Jesus and the Gospel.
In his inaugural Deacon’s Diary, Steve Molvarec, SJ, writes: someone asked me: “How long does it take?” I replied: “I’ve been a Jesuit for nine years. And have less than two weeks until diaconate.” He said: “That’s a really long time.”
Like any home, we may hear of the unpleasant experiences of those who attempt to enter. We can then ask ourselves, what can help soften our hearts?
Aric Serrano, SJ, released a new collection of music, Recollections. He offers us those tracks along with his motivation for writing.