I’m feeling it, I admit. The stress. The stress of Christmas time. It’s not supposed to be like this, I know, and usually the fun and excitement of this time … Continue Reading No Earthly Hindrance
A great deal of suffering in our world is caused by people who have chosen cruelty over compassion, violence over virtue, rancor over responsibility, mockery over mercy, anger over appreciation—the … Continue Reading The Christmas Key
Snow day today! So, I’m sharing a video that I made at the beginning of this year, during a nor’easter… © 2018 Christina Chase Photo by Damian McCoig on Unsplash
What’s your vocation? Believe it or not, God—you know, the Creator of the universe—is calling you, calling you right now. Just because He isn’t ringing you up on your smartphone … Continue Reading Vocation Awareness and Paradoxical Commandments
We can never reach the end of exploration in this life—not of earth, the universe, each other, or ourselves. There is always something new to learn, some previously unknown fact … Continue Reading The Discovery of My Ancestors
“Whoa,” my friend said as she read the plaque next to the T Rex replica, which loomed over both of us in the Museum of Science. “It says that Tyrannosaurus rex … Continue Reading Becoming Me: A 3-D Adventure
This isn’t an easy post to write. I wasn’t going to do it, but I feel like I must. I just can’t write about spiritual matters and reflect upon my … Continue Reading Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church
And for Grownups to Learn too.
Can you comprehend the fullness of God? When we say that God is infinite and eternal, all-powerful and all-knowing, do you get it? If you answered yes, then… well, I’m … Continue Reading Grounded in Love
Today, a road construction crew member smiled at my father and I as we drove past her. This really struck me, and I didn’t know why until I started thinking … Continue Reading The Smiling Construction Worker
It happened on a chilly September day, a simple moment that’s never left me. I was a young adult with my parents, following my eldest French-Canadian cousin in a tour … Continue Reading What Would You Do? The Beggar
There are over 7 billion people living on earth right now, which fact may lead you to wonder if you – little, tiny you – really matter in the grand … Continue Reading He Knows Not How
Last week, as my father and I were passing through the bright and lofty lobby of a medical center on our way to my routine pulmonology appointment – he, walking … Continue Reading What Would You Do? The Prisoner
What does it mean to ascend? To move upward; to rise through the air; to succeed to (as in ascending a throne). On the day of this posting, we are … Continue Reading Ascending
You know you’ve asked this question before. Many have. And I am asking it now, but – well… I’d first like to start with a little thought on the wording … Continue Reading Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?
I make the same mistakes, repeatedly. You? And, so, as each year comes to an end and a new one is about to begin, I seem to make the same … Continue Reading New Year’s Resolution 2018