I’m pleased to announce my new column in Liguorian magazine, the flagship publication of the Redemptorist Liguori Publications. Every month, I’ll be taking a look at a place where “Faith Hits Home”—specifically, how we can bring Jesus into that space through the word of God.
In January, for example, in “Stay Connected to the Vine,” I look at the dull, gray start of “ordinary” time in light of the disciples’ experience as Jesus was leaving them. When you look at his “vine and branches” message in John 15 in light of the barren state of the vines they’d be seeing in late winter, you get a good picture of how they must have felt … and of the tremendous potential there is if we can “remain” in the Lord, abiding in him even when everything looks dead outside.
My February column will unpack the power of “memory stones” to help us remember and pass on God’s goodness to us. And in March, as we head into Lent, I plan to share how a particular Lenten practice has helped me discover the beauty of Reconciliation.
Please pray for me as I continue to shape this column. Ideas are welcome!
Liguorian magazine has been published for more than a century. It’s full of timely pastoral messages to Catholics on matters of the faith, practice, Christian living, and social justice in order to enhance their conversion to Christ. You can take a peek here at this link at the start of each article; to get the full benefit from the online edition, subscribe here.