Return to grace

Each year around this time I start planning for Lent. What shall I give up? What shall I take on? Continually grasping to worldly things to console emotions and appease passions is self-punishing: we punish ourselves by stepping away from His grace. Jesus is the remedy.


Jesus is perspective-bending. People ‘don’t know what they don’t know”; since no other perspective but our own makes sense to us, we have difficulty even acknowledging that another way of seeing exists.

Our transfiguration

On the Feast of the Transfiguration, we are reminded to listen to Him. The daily Ignatian Examen prayer gives us an opportunity to learn His voice and recognize it in the small stuff of our life.