It Was God

Paul knelt down, hid his face in his hands and made a desperate effort to collect his thoughts. I am tired, tired, tired, God, of all the devious paths I have sought out for myself. And now I am here to ask Thee to open to me—to open Thyself to me.—But at the same time […]

God, Shockingly Small

“I must go out into nature,” said Aaser, “If I am to find my God. He doesn’t submit to be shut up in a low, narrow church built by men.” Paul thought it was rather nauseating to hear such things said. Besides, he had a vague suspicion that a God who submitted to confined in […]

If There is No God

The denial of God – or the blithe bracketing of the question of God – is not a harmless parlor game. Rather, it carries with it the gravest implications. If there is no God, then our lives do indeed belong to us, and we can do with them what we want. If there is no […]

To Believe in a God Who Shows Up

Our age, which tends to prize being excessively wise as a serpent over being excessively innocent as a dove is not really smarter for it. It’s just more closed to the possibility that God might, in fact, show up. That’s not a virtue. It’s just cynicism and cowardice about being laughed at as a fool. […]

What is Truth?

Of all the cultures and all the philosophies and all the religions which have been known in the world of men, none have placed truth on as high a pedestal as the Catholic Faith. Truth is literally our God. Truth is one of the Divine attributes, and each of God’s attributes is identical with His […]

Let Yourself Be Surprised

God constantly surprises us, he bursts our categories, he wreaks havoc with our plans. And he tells us: trust me, do not be afraid, let yourself be surprised, leave yourself behind and follow me! —Pope Francis —from his homily on Sunday, October 13, 2013 —Read the entire homily and also his beautiful reflection on Mary […]


We humans can’t help ourselves. We naturally try to make sense of our world by putting everything, including God, love, and life, into manageable compartments. Then we label these compartments and hide within our ideas, which we have come to worship, because those, at least, we think we understand. But God—who created a world of […]