“Dear Christian leaders: Please laugh at yourself now and then.” {God}

In his book Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life, Fr. James Martin talks about the role of humor in the life of the saints–though using “humor” and “saints” in the same sentence might seem counterintuitive to many of us. He recounts the exploits of [Read More...]

nothing to see here. just a little roman catholic joke. keep moving.

In his book Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life, James Martin tells of the time when Cardinal O’Connor, the Catholic archbishhop of New York, was at a fund-raising dinner. At the end of the meal, the master of ceremonies made his way to the microphone [Read More...]

6 paths to finding God

In chapter 2 of his book The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life, James Martin, SJ, lays out what he sees as six paths to God–by which he means 6 ways in which people seek God. He deals with this early on in the book because he does not assume everyone [Read More...]

What if God just wants you to discover yourself?

A few years ago, I was given a short book written by James Martin, SJ, Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints. I read it quickly, and liked it well enough, but I recently picked it up again and I felt this time I was more ready to listen [Read More...]


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