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Finding Strength in our Surrender

Man at Prayer

Surrender, giving control of our lives to Christ, is an enormous obstacle to living out our faith in the workplace, or anyplace for that matter. Surrendering to Christ and putting his will before my own for the first time more than seven years ago was the very moment I felt stronger than at any other time in my life. By […]

Surrender and Strength

Photography © by Paul Johnson

Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves unreservedly to Him and if they were to allow His grace to mold them accordingly.” — St. Ignatius Loyola What is the connection between surrender and strength?  Surrendering to Christ and putting His will before my own for the first time over six years ago […]

What Others Think of Us

I have had several recent conversations with friends and professional acquaintances on the subject of openly sharing our Catholic faith.  I was a little surprised at how many of them expressed strong reluctance to being open about their beliefs.  The reasons given included “We are not allowed to do that at work,” “I don’t want to offend anyone” and “I […]

Choice and the Alienated Ego

Toronto’s Globe & Mail (July 19, 2008) featured a sociological look into women who had abortions.  Titled “The Hidden Abortion Issue,” it explored why, though abortion has been unrestricted in Canada for two decades, so few women who have undergone abortion ever talk about it, even with close friends.  Journalist Cate Cochran does not provide any answers to the question […]

What Others Think of Us

I have had several recent conversations with friends and professional acquaintances on the subject of openly sharing our Catholic faith.  I was a little surprised at how many of them expressed strong reluctance to being open about their beliefs.  The reasons given included “We are not allowed to do that at work,” “I don’t want to offend anyone” and “I […]