Change Me

Change me. In my own arrogance, and with the idealism of youth, I tried to mold myself into a new, better self all on my own. I immersed myself in the culture and literature of the Church, embracing simplicity and a disciplined prayer life taking myself on through spiritual direction and inner healing. I spurned materialism and…… Continue reading Change Me

The False Martyr Complex

I have a real life incident seared into my memory that has become a symbol for a common type of piety that I call a  false martyr complex. A friend stood in a communion line, head bowed, shoulders slumped, one  arm across her chest with her hand clenched. At first appearances she was a picture…… Continue reading The False Martyr Complex