Tag: grief and loss

Dear Jean, Week 1:Heavy Wounds, Heavy Hearts

“To be lonely is to feel unwanted and unloved, and therefore unlovable. Loneliness is a taste of death. No wonder some people who are desperately lonely lose themselves in mental illness or violence to forget the inner pain.” -Jean Vanier, Becoming Human Dear Jean, I hope you don’t mind me calling you Jean. Perhaps you prefer Monsieur Vanier? Mr. Vanier? Father…

A Forcible Lent

What did you give up for Lent? Sometimes it’s hard to walk the real or virtual halls of seminary without hearing this question forty times per day (see what I did there?) during this season of the year. Everyone’s curious about what we’re all sacrificing in preparation for Easter. Often it’s with good intention, but let’s face it: we’re all…

Unraveling

I’ve taken almost a month off from writing blog posts. To be honest, I’m not sure I’m ready to be back in the game. But I have to find productive ways to pass my time or else things tend to fall apart pretty fast. Where do I start? This is one of those posts where I need to chew on…