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On Happiness

Blog Published: April 4, 2008

Happiness. I’ve been reflecting on happiness for the last week or so and am not sure what to make of it. There’s a sense that happiness should mean the absence of struggle or problems in life. But how can this be when we’re always bumping into or in the throes of struggle, suffering, pain, and the like?

Revived by Joy - The Joy of the Gospel

Blog Published: September 8, 2014

It is a real challenge to read Pope Francis's The Joy of the Gospel, when you are not feeling particularly joyful. It's Monday morning, and I have a big ole stack of work to do and a long week ahead of me topped off by a trip out of town. Am I joyful? ...

Reflecting on Bluntness - The Joy of the Gospel

Blog Published: August 25, 2014

I decided to take some time to revisit Pope Francis's "joy manifesto" -- the Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium (November 24, 2013). I invite you to join me in reflecting on this document and see what it might say to us this day. I am going to take one idea at a time, as it strikes me while I am reading. Today's idea? Bluntness!