What “Love Never Fails” Looks Like

This morning, as I prayed my way through 1st Corinthians chapters 12 and 13, I had four faces ringing in my heart. Today’s epistle continues from where we left off yesterday, pivoting into a passage that many of us proclaimed at our wedding ceremonies. At the heart of it are the words that stuck in [Read More...]

Of Immaculée Ilibgiza and Forgiving Seventy Seven Times


A few weeks ago, in Schaumburg, Illinois, I was speaking to a group of assembled Catholic bookstore owners and vendors when one of my favorite authors walked into the room. If you’ve had the opportunity to hear her speak in person, you will know that Immaculée Ilibagiza is a strikingly beautiful woman. You’d also probably join [Read More...]

Are Humility and Forgiveness Related?

Today, I am writing in my manuscript on the topic of forgiveness. One point I’ve been mulling is the connection between humility and forgiveness. I’m asking myself if my inability to forgive certain infractions against me — or perhaps even more frequently against my loved ones — has to do with a lack of humility. [Read More...]