This site is not about football. It’s about taking the urgency of our relationship with God a bit more seriously. Like the proverbial “frog in the pot”, (it seems that) most of us, even the most religious among us, live our lives will little sense of urgency, sometimes no differently than everyone else around us. We may even be serious about practicing the disciplines of our faith–maybe even to the point of being an annoying stickler to the straight and narrow–but seriously, if you and I were to find ourselves standing face-to-face with God tonight, could either of us stand before Him without embarrassment?
This site will hopefully contain lots of reflections, by myself and others, about living our faith seriously, urgently, and practically, and we invite your thoughts. I will also be sharing some of my thoughts, and looking forward to your comments, about this difficult time in which we are living. We need to be in this together. MG
Dear friends, thought I’d let you know what I had the privilege of doing this past weekend: my son, Fr. Peter, had invited me to give a talk for their Lenten Mission at St. Michael Parish in Findlay, Ohio, where he serves as Parochial Vicar. Here’s a link to the talk. The speaker was a … Continue reading The Beatitudes: A Staircase of Conversion
Besides this you know what hour it is, how it is full time now for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. (Romans 13:11) Several years ago, I was on a long drive across Ohio in my pickup truck, listening to one of my favorite … Continue reading Salvation Is Nearer Than You Think
A friend of mine, an aging wanted-to-be farmer, recently shared with me a piece of his own Red Zone Thinking. We were relaxing in front of the fire in our hearthstone wood stove, and this is the gist of what he shared. “You know, there was a time when my contentment was being shattered by … Continue reading An old Farmer’s Rant