A Strange Anointing: Glory in Suffering

When God first began teaching me about suffering, I was a young, non-Catholic, and found the whole subject completely depressing. As a rule, most non-Catholics have no theology of suffering. I, personally, had no handle on the glory of suffering, and using those two words in the same sentence seemed, well, stupid, honestly. I wanted the Gospel to be health and wealth and prosperity.

Living Water in the Lenten Desert

If approached honestly, with a real effort at asceticism, Lent is strenuous, and it is usually at this point that I begin to get a little weary and parched. A couple of weeks are behind us, but there are still several to go, and it is here that we begin to see the liturgical readings about the waters of refreshment.

Real Theosis: Becoming Like God

With the Christmas season over, and finding ourselves in a relatively quiet time before Lent starts, I think it’s a good time for us to reflect on a very specific aspect of the Incarnation. The Incarnation, that is, God appearing…