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For those of you who consider — even agonize — over the meaning of your life in this wild world and know in your heart that this meaning has something to do with the heart of Jesus Christ (though you often do not know what) then my blog may provide you some inspiration and consolation. For those of you who are broken-hearted, addicted, lost, depressed, or simply searching desperately for this elusive “something,” then this blog may be for you. Why? Because these adjectives describe me as well, and I have found a measure of peace and consolation although I still search and suffer. If some posted insight of mine that has been gained through much thought and suffering can spare you from confusion, then I consider my efforts here a success. Why do I do this? Because I think the Lord has asked me to do so. On the day of my conversion — December 6, 1994 — I heard the words, “Teach my children.” Before that day, I was barely Christian. But what can a man do when he hears the voice of God? Either rebel or follow that voice to the edges of eternity.
Thus, I intend this blog to be a compendium of spiritual principles–principles by which one might live in this world and enter well into the next world.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Because of the aforementioned event, the author was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest on April 21, 2001. He spent fifteen years in a monastery as a Benedictine monk, and earned four advanced degrees: an M.A. in Politics, M.A. in Theology, M.A. in Philosophy, and a Ph.d. in Philosophy (ABD). Presently, he is the Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
For a kind of “poetic testimony,” please refer to a homily that I wrote in verse and delivered to over 1,000 pilgrims in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzigovena: