My son recently developed a new fascination with the mailbox. “Mom, how do I get a letter from me to someone else?” he asked one day with tremendous curiosity. We went through the steps: write the letter, put it in an envelope, address the envelope, and don’t forget the stamps. Then one morning my son showed me a picture he had made for his best friend that he desperately wanted to mail. It was perfect […]
How can I pray when I’m anxious? That is, how is it possible to pray when anxiety fills my person? How might I go about prayer when I’m in such a condition? Here are a few points to remember. First of all, reality does not change when I experience internal changes. I might be enraged, frightened out of my mind, or too worried to remember words to a prayer. But God continues to dwell with […]
Greg Boyle, SJ, says, “Anxiety happens when we’ve forgotten to delight in the present moment.” Watch this video for an explanation of what he means.
I have a dear friend who has been a Servite sister for many decades. Last week she mentioned in passing that in her community they have a tradition that she called “Go gracefully.” It means that before someone goes on a trip she gets everything done ahead of time. Laundry is done, suitcase packed, driving directions printed off or boarding pass ready. “Go Gracefully” means that the night before the trip or the morning of […]