A reader writes:
Yeah. He has that effect on me too. I go to write something to reply to all the people yelling at me and when I read The Joy of the Gospel, I find myself thinking, “You’re not so hot yourself, Shea. How about you shut up and listen to him.” So my readers are spared another diatribe while I get all introspective. Win win!
At more than a few points, he speaks directly to me, and challenges me to go beyond myself toward what he termed in the recent exhortation as authentic personal fulfillment. He is a gift.