Giving Up Church for Lent

I gave up church for Lent. It wasn’t intentional. It was a complete accident. But the last Sunday in Lent (Palm Sunday) has come and gone, and my place in the pews remains empty. I’ve only been attending since mid-advent in December, but already I feel a place in this little building that is mine. […]

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Lifted Up in the Darkness

Jesus once said, “Just like Moses lifted up a snake in the wild so the people afflicted by a curse could be healed, so must the Son of Man be lifted up so that all may come and live.” Or something like that. Jesus talked a lot about his death, about what his disciples could […]

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The Unknown God

Divinity is unknown. The divine may be experienced in mystical ways, but it is an experience of the divine, not an experience with the divine. And that with is what I crave. I know god in some cognitive and emotional ways, but it’s still an ethereal knowledge, not a physical, real, having coffee with, hugging […]

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Finding Hope

On December 8, 2018, something broke. The rosary that I have had with me since my early twenties finally gave out. The frayed rope snapped, and the circle was broken. I eulogized my rosary on Instagram, which might seem weird but it’s what you do for your friends. And the rosary was my friend. It […]

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