Living with Joy

In the past, when I read the Parable of the Sower (Matt. 13:1-8), I always thought of the final part of the story, where fruit is produced a hundred, sixty, or thirtyfold, as the result of sowing seed on rich soil. And so it is. But, in addition to this explicit meaning, it also impliesContinue reading “Living with Joy”

Fruitful Discipleship: Living the Mission of Jesus in the Church and the World — by Sherry A. Weddell

Sherry Weddell’s first book, Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus (OSV, 2012), immediately gained popularity among diocesan and parish leaders after its release in 2012. It said what many Catholics recognized but could not articulate: that the previous methods used to form Catholic disciples were no longer working and that aContinue reading “Fruitful Discipleship: Living the Mission of Jesus in the Church and the World — by Sherry A. Weddell”