Emptied… When Lent Seems Longer than 40 Days…

Officially, Lent has begun. But for me, the last two months have felt like 60 days of Good Friday. So when Ash Wednesday dawned last week, it felt almost anti-climactic... Almost a holiday, because there was at least an official reason to feel hungry and dark and repentant and thirsty for God's mercy... When we [...]

Forgiveness Friday: I Forgive You, Humanity.

Dear Humanity, I am one of you, although much of my life I have felt like an alien.  From my earliest memories, I have pondered you, and although I was always sure of love, I still always had this feeling that I didn't quite fit in with you.  When I went to school I was [...]