It is a daily battle. The to- do-list is long. The expected and unexpected present itself throughout the day. Important and insignificant issues take our time and our attention. The excuses are real and may even be justified. Yet at the end of the day, and as you look back at the 16-18 hours you… Continue reading Finding Time for God
“After so many favors that were set down in my vocation in this world, a new blessing has come to me, to know the greatest joy probably it is possible to experience here below: I am a father!” - Blessed Frederic Ozanam, 1845 On this Father's Day, 2019, I am grateful for the day to… Continue reading
In my growing number of trips around the sun, I am more convinced than ever before that most, if not all, of our world's problems result from humanity failure to truly believe that it, they, we are loved. Humanity is hurting, and we have a terrible pattern in both directly and indirectly hurting others as… Continue reading You Are Loved
I am not an angry person, I thought at first. It turns out, I was wrong. Sometimes in life, God invites us into a deeper reflection. For me, as well as for many others, this invitation often comes in the form of signs. Specifically, it is the consistent re-emergence of a theme or idea that… Continue reading ANGER
As the calendar turned to June this past weekend, it marked the start of Pride month, a time to uphold and celebrate the dignity of the LGBTQ+ community. Pride started as an effort to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which were a response to a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, in New York… Continue reading PRIDE: A Faith-filled Response for Life
When I was a teenager, I used to wear a plastic wristband with the letters "WWJD." It was a constant reminder to ask "What Would Jesus Do" for any situation. Earlier today, this memory returned. In the reflection, WWJD transitioned to a different question, WIJD: What is Jesus Doing? This is an internal question. It… Continue reading What Is Jesus Doing?
As another academic year comes to a close, it is an appropriate time to reflect. As a leader within higher education, an important question to consider is what actually makes higher education higher? Even if you are not connected to, or a product of, this higher learning, there are valuable insights to consider as the… Continue reading The Pursuit of Higher Learning