Tag: suffering

  • Finding One’s Calling In Life

    Finding One’s Calling In Life

    I wanted to share this simple but powerful pamphlet I stumbled upon on my visit to St Vladimir’s Seminar by the late Fr Thomas Hopko. It is a refreshing take on answering the question “what’s my calling in life?” Although many of these are highlighted in the pamphlet itself, I wanted to share some of my […]

  • Shadow Days and the Coldest Winter

    Shadow Days and the Coldest Winter

    Only months ago I believed so firmly with every reassurance in prayer and wise counsel that God was answering a prayer that I had long anguished and toiled with in the innermost parts of my heart. I was beyond happy, even friends and family saw something was different about me. I wasn’t just completely wrong […]

  • How dare You, God

    How dare You, God

    Ntozake Shange once wrote “we need a god who bleeds now, whose wounds are not the end of anything.” Out of pain, resentment and fear, I hear those words echo like a song clinging to my vocal chords. Maybe our human wounds often feel like the end of everything. When I am in safety and […]

  • What We Need To Ask Each Other

    What We Need To Ask Each Other

    Disclaimer: no one was harmed in the making of this blog post There is a question that I believe can transform our relationships, a question we need to all ask each other more: How can I comfort you? Above all, remember “if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection […]