Stabbing Myself in the Heart

I stood at the sink, pain lancing my chest, sobbing silently, tears blinding me as I tackled a mound of dirty dishes. Exhaustion weighed heavy, my arms like a stone. 11:00pm. I was alone, disconnected Isolated. I could almost see the knife piercing my heart. There was a name on the handle; I strained my…… Continue reading Stabbing Myself in the Heart

Illusion or Reality? Pride or Humility?

During Lent, God presents us with a fundamental choice. Will we choose to continue to live in our human illusions or will we allow God to reveal His reality to us? Will we cling to false pride or embrace true humility? All too often we think we are more humble than we really are, especially…… Continue reading Illusion or Reality? Pride or Humility?

Worth Revisiting: The Gift of Suffering

“God loves us, so He makes us the gift of suffering. Through suffering, we release our hold on the toys of this world and know our true good lies in another world. We’re like blocks of stone, out of which the sculptor carves the forms of men. The blows of his chisel, which hurt us…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Gift of Suffering

Real Change

I  long for change, the kind which will set me free in God. However, if I want to change simply to please someone else or to fit into society out of vanity, that is a false wish for a change. I am not talking about the kind of exterior adaptation which involves switching masks or,…… Continue reading Real Change

Refusing to Play Games

I do not want to die, only to discover I was playing society’s games, games which were dependant on the time and place I was born, rules which changed constantly.  I do not want to be so caught up in work, business, squabbles about doctrine and ritual, that I lose sight of Truth. How devastating…… Continue reading Refusing to Play Games

Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival

Last week as I traveled across 3 time zones on three planes and a shuttle bus which took 12 hours only to stand in front of my parents condo completely stumped by the request to “please scroll down” !! I ended up stumbling in the dark, lugging heavy suit cases through gardens and rock strewn…… Continue reading Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival