Less Than the Best for Christ

By Raymond Bucko, SJ from Omaha, NE, USA (Icon of Saint Xenia) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Last weekend, we celebrated the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee (the parable found in Luke 18:9-14). It is quite the cautionary tale for us “good” Christians. It serves as a warning for us that even the most Christian-y, virtuous things we do can be ruined by pride and vainglory. In the parable, the … Read moreLess Than the Best for Christ

You are not enough. And that’s okay.

You are enough

Everyone goes through times of insecurity and anxiety over their place in the world. We fail and see our limitations and worry that we are not enough and never will be enough. The popular Christian culture’s response to this has generally been to come back and assure us that we are, indeed, enough. In fact, … Read moreYou are not enough. And that’s okay.