Overcoming Estrangement

He was in a certain spot praying. When he stopped, one of his disciples said to. him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.”. He said to them, “Whenever you pray, say, “Father, may your name be holy!  May your kingdom come!”  Luke 11: 1-2 In the Xaverian Fundamental Principles we[read more]

Better To Die Living Than To Live Dying

The Lord says:/ You Bethlehem-Ephrathah,/ too small to be among the clans of Judah,/ From you shall come forth for me/ one who is to be ruler in Israel;/ whose origin is from of old,/ from ancient times. Micah 5:2 Yesterday there was a story in the Washington Post by Nick Anderson on the enormous[read more]

Mission and Self-Esteem

It well may be that nothing is more sought after and yet found more elusive than what we term “self-esteem." It is psychologically understood to be our subjective evaluation of ourselves, and we have come to recognize it as a significant influence on a person’s behavior.[read more]

An Abundance For Every Good Work

The Xaverian Fundamental Principles remind us that the heart of discipleship, of the call of Jesus to each of us, is to recognize that all is gift. The “secret” of life, from the Christian perspective is that our very life is a gift to us, and, because it is a gift, it is given to us that we might give it away.[read more]

Getting Out Of The Way

What occurred yesterday at the Boy Scout Jamboree, with not only the speaking of the President but the cabinet officers and other public figures laughing behind him, speaks to the action of the demonic when we are unable “to get out of the way.” The hundreds if not thousands of Boy Scouts were but props or objects for the President’s self-promotion.[read more]