These meditations can help us surrender our fears, anxieties, and even our dreams so that we can embrace the only thing we really need: God’s love.
Of course, acknowledging that fact requires humility. It's easier to just call people names.
The most terrifying tribunals are the ones where we hold the gavel.
Judgment only reveals our arrogance.
Our stinginess reveals our attachments. Can you give them up?
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side.
How can I be patient with people who I think are assholes? By recognizing that I am one too.
Patience can only be found when we respond to frustration with love, mercy, and compassion.
Our wounds are marks of holiness.
Our response to DACA reveals more about our image of God and the Kingdom of Heaven than we might think.
To be the person God imagines us to be, we have to be free. These meditations will help us practice freedom, allowing us to see that the kingdom of heaven is indeed at hand.
Sometimes we want to be free of the political noise that pollutes the air.
Disappointment is our greatest teacher. Just ask any Cubs or Packers fan after this weekend.
Our opinions are always wrong, because they are based on incomplete knowledge. When we forget that, we will point fingers and judge others.
We free ourselves from judgment by being honest about our disappointments, anxieties, worries, and fears.
The angel of judgment leads us to God; that is, judgment always leads to love, mercy, and compassion, not punishment.
We can't find hope by actively searching for in it. We find hope by in stillness.
Weapons are not just gas-powered rifles with bump stocks. They are anything we use to commit acts of violence against others. Can we live without them?
If we are going to be generous as God is generous, we will need to be a little bit reckless.
When we recognize that everything changes- and that nothing is permanent, then it's easy to be patient.
St. Ignatius of Loyola taught that we can find God in all things. That means I can find God in an Iron Maiden song. Here's how.
The journey toward God leads us toward our true self—the person God imagines you to be. But this journey never follows a straight path. These meditations help you keep your focus on your final destination.
As long as we harbor anger, resentment, and fear in our hearts, peace will only be a sentimental word, an empty platitude, or a curse word.
Prayer is not a substitute for action. Prayer helps us recognize what is ours to do and shows us how to do it with compassion.
We find God in our generosity.
When our attachments prevent us from being generous in showing compassion, they become idols.
If I want to be patient, I need to learn how to make peace. If I want to know how to make peace, I need to practice patience.
Our spiritual journeys will lead us to some strange places. These places are the most sacred.
What kind of home do we make for God? These meditations help us make space for the Holy Spirit. They offer us lessons on how to be welcoming and inviting—not only to God but also to our neighbors.
We are holy only to the extent that we are truly generous.
Patience is a way of life that allows us to welcome and hold the things that disturb our peace gently and compassionately.
Compassion is an act of hospitality. How do you welcome another person's pain and suffering?
Do we welcome others as God welcomes us?
St. Peter Claver teaches me that love calls me to welcome others as they are, regardless of my feelings toward them.
We can only know God through the act of loving. These meditations help us experience God's love in our life. Love, as St. Paul describes, is a new way of living that allows us to find God in all things.
Mercy does triumph over judgment; unfortunately, we can't understand that because we would rather judge than be merciful.
In the wake of Las Vegas, let us ask ourselves if we would rather put down our guns of die by them.
We don't need to make sense of tragedies like the shooting in Las Vegas. We need to show loving kindness and compassion. (Photo: ABC News)
The answer to "I Want to Know What Love Is" (the lead single from Foreigner's fifth album) is a single word: generosity.
This meditation might help you have a good and sweet new year. Happy Rosh Hashanah!
Today's difficult meditation asks you to examine whether you would prefer to be an agent of God's wrath or God's mercy.
The purpose of meditation is to help us extend love, kindness, and compassion to all people, especially those in harms way.
The question is not what you do with your blessings. The question is how do your blessings lead you to love?