Shine

I know a man who claims to prefer Hell, And I could almost believe him For he clings so tightly To bitterness and decay.   I see others embrace darkness When life becomes hard, Their surrounding ills mimic The pain aching inside.   There are times When no one seems to care, And we think,Continue reading “Shine”

Light

God is light. In Him, there is no darkness at all. He warms the chill, restores vigor to the weak, and gives hope in despair. He lightens hearts heavy with burdens. Surroundings blurred in a haze of cloudy vision regain their color and brilliance. His glow reveals beauty we could not see. The Light illuminatesContinue reading “Light”

Let Your Light Shine

In 1989, the late Fr. Mike Scanlan wrote a book entitled, The Truth About Trouble. It’s great book, and if you can find a copy, I’d highly recommend it. In one of the chapters of the book (“The Hedge is Down — the Stronghold Invaded”), Fr. Mike relates a story about their monastery in Steubenville,Continue reading “Let Your Light Shine”