One thing that sports helps us see is our inborn hunger for glory. We are constantly trying to lay a hold of something transcendent, even in our hobbies and pastimes. In every sport, nearly every season, something or someone will claim to having achieved something of eternal significance. This year in baseball, one of the … Continue reading Glory that Fades
Have I mentioned how impressed I am by Pope Francis? When he was first named pope last March he made it clear that, with him as Pope, things were going to be different. Once the conclave had decided, the Master of Ceremonies came forward with the traditional papal red cape trimmed with ermine. Pope Francis … Continue reading This Pope is the Best!
I read an interesting article today by Craig and Marc Kielburger in the Globe and Mail. The two brothers have been social activists since they were 12 years old, co-founders of Save the Children and were the ones that came up with the "Me to We" campaign. Every elementary school I know of has a … Continue reading What Fresh Water Means
I remember a summer camp skit I saw years ago where a family was gathered watching TV and one kid got up and said, "I'm heading off to pray, anybody need anything?" I think we all appreciate that prayer is not just the practice of asking God for stuff. Prayer is about expressing concerns and … Continue reading Adding Silence to your Prayer Life
Me and the boys went to see the "Star Wars Identity" exhibit at the Aeronautics and Space Museum in Ottawa last week. It was 2 1/2 hours of awesomeness. We had a blast. Julie was a trooper (not a storm trooper but she was willing to play along). There were lots of practical life lessons … Continue reading Keep Dreaming Chewie
I spent a few lovely days in Quebec last week and saw an amazing political spectacle in “la Belle Province” that is barely showing up in the press here in Ontario. Quebec premiere Pauline Marois recently announced that, in a few weeks, the Parti Quebecois will introduce the “Charter of Quebec Values” which will be … Continue reading Morally Neutral? Mon Derrierre!