Welcome to my blog about living as apprentices of Jesus! I am passionate about spiritual transformation and about helping others become like Jesus for the sake of others.
One of my favorite quotes is: "Whatever job we get and whatever task we are assigned can serve as a container for grace" (Eugene Peterson in "Practical Resurrection"). I pray that the words and sentences on this blog may also serve as "containers of grace" for its readers.
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“In light of today’s information overload, people are looking for a few clear certitudes by which to define themselves. . . . We cannot settle today’s confusion by pretending to have absolute and certain answers. But we must not give up … Continue reading
This blog is home to more than 750 posts. I regularly re-blog posts from the past for especially for newer readers. This one, from December 2, 2013, describes the influence of the Jesuits on me and on the world. I’ve … Continue reading
“In the spiritual life you get an invitation, not an itinerary. Jesus is inviting us into journey with no end, yet dotted with infinite destinations of joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. A journey that leads to … Continue reading
“The life of faith is one of continued wrestling, where our faith butts up against the troubles of our experience and the sovereign God who controls all things. But the work of Christ, True Israel, assures us that we never … Continue reading
Living as Apprentices Yet one more thought is necessary to understand the process of shadow boxing. That is: while we are in the process of self-examination, we must treat ourselves kindly. We must live in the memory that God sings … Continue reading