A Priest Life

"Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing." -St. Paul

Tag: heaven

Tastes like heaven

I visited the 2nd grade religious-ed classroom today to answer their questions about heaven. “Who are the saints?” People in heaven! Great! Can you name any saints? Mary! Joseph! Michael Jackson! The teacher and I chuckled. “Hmm…I think we need to work on that!” Another hand shot up: Is there food in heaven? “What do you […]

So worth it

We were sitting in her living room. Having received absolution and Your Body, we were talking about her bad back. When my suffering gets too bad, I think of His suffering. It reminds me that what I go through is nothing compared to what He did. But the resurrection reminds me that the goodness of heaven will […]

Heaven is better

In priestly life, You let me have a taste of the greatness of Your love. Then You tell me to share it with them. My heart overflows with noble words. To the King I must speak the song I have made. -Psalm 45:2 But when I think I’ve reached the apex, You are quick to remind me that […]

To heaven!

“Where would you like to go on your next trip?” I was talking to my niece about a recent vacation. “Hmm.” She thought for a few seconds. “Oh I know!” She looked up and shouted with a smile, To heaven!

Really live

“Hospice called. A priest is needed at the Veteran’s home.” It’s one of the most moving moments in a priest’s life. Preparing people for death is what we do. I knocked on his door. There was no answer. I knew his condition from our many encounters over the last few weeks, so I went in […]

Traffic jam into heaven

People around town were frustrated all day. There was a traffic accident early this morning on I-10, and the interstate was shut down all day long. Traffic backed up for miles. Since Jennings is located off the interstate and near highway 90, much of the traffic was rerouted through town. It made getting anywhere really […]