• Legend of the Pelican – Why It Matters Today

    A Christian legend that I am always drawn to is the legend of the pelican. The legend states that when the pelican chicks were starving, the mother pelican would peck at herself in order to feed her young. This symbol for Christians represents the love of Christ, who died for each of us. By His…


  • Only One Shot

    Christmas break is over for most. This means it’s time to get back at it. To the grind. Whether it is work, school, or life, the relaxed atmosphere of Christmas/New Year’s is behind us. On top of that, it is now 2021. With a new year comes many expectations for ourselves and the world. I…


  • “You Are So Calm”

    “I recommend calm, and calm all the time.” St. Pio Being calm is a gift from God. I have witnessed people who remain calm in the craziest of situations. It amazes me how someone can remain calm when all hope is lost. When I think of calmness I picture many different people. The surgeon who…


  • The Organist with One Arm

    This morning I was sitting in Church when the music started. This means that the priest is coming into the Church and the Mass is starting. I never usually notice the music. It provides a beautiful backdrop to the worship, but because it does not change much it is not something my mind wanders towards.…


  • humble me Lord, but not yet

    Humility is an antidote to so many of our problems in life. It is the enemy to pride, which causes us so much internal pain. Pride leads us to be ever fearful. Pride causes us to constantly watch how we are perceived. It prevents us from loving others selflessly. Pride is a telescope pointed at…


  • zeal

    You have the zeal of God written on your soul. Every breath is but another chance to dust off your past and begin again. Life only begins when you take action. You have a goal buried deep within you. The only way to reach it is to dig.  You tell me, “I don’t know where…


  • Sunday

    I was born a Sunday man with a Church bell in my soul and a steeple coming from my chest a journey to God’s house in each step my voice drowned by angel’s choir I remember the way I used to be before taking part in His Supper before allowing myself to rest easy in…


  • When you hug God

    You walk towards Him. He reaches out His arms to embrace you. You lunge forward and hug Him with every ounce of your being. Your fears melt. You are eternally safe. Yet, you feel a sharp pinch on the side of your head. You notice a thorn from His crown is hitting you. You feel…


  • Do you have a screw loose?

    Yesterday, after going for a walk, I see a giant box outside my door. What did I order? As I get closer I realize that it is a new chair. This is my last semester of medical school basic sciences. Basically, this means in May I have a test called the USMLE that plays a…


  • Run with my Father

    I was sitting at the airport yesterday waiting to board my flight. I was eating God’s chosen food, aka Chick-fil-A. I noticed a man and his young son (maybe 3 or 4) running. His son was giggling as he chased after his dad. A couple minutes later I saw them return, but this time they…