If Not This, Then What?

What can I claim And hold secure Against the rushing Torrent of life?   Not money, Able to gain only that Which crumbles and slips Through one’s fingers.   Not ability or skill, Though notable today; In time and space, Insignificant and fleeting.   Not family or friends, With love and support, Cannot guarantee even […]

Two Tales of Adversity

Sherry Sherry was my first patient diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, as is often the case, it was already at an advanced stage at the time of discovery. Sherry always greeted me with a smile, and she was a delight to have as a patient. She approached her chemotherapy with the same positive attitude, expressing […]

The Narrow Gate

Steve was fresh out of school and walking into what seemed for him a “dream” job as a financial advisor. He would benefit from the experience of his three senior partners and hoped he would quickly build up his client base. He trusted his partners, as they all appeared to be men of strong faith […]

Letting Go

Alan had a deep love for Jesus, and he wanted others to know Him, too. Soon after joining the Catholic student ministry at the university, he sought out other students to help him start a retreat program. Alan invited these leaders to go with him on retreat at another college so they, too, could have […]