In his play, “The Jeweler’s Shop”, John Paul II uses the phrase “throwing a bridge” to describe the capacity we have, even within our experiences of isolation, to reach each other: to cross over the abyss between the mystery and depth of my life, and the mystery and depth of your life… the capacity for communion. Today, our culture is in desperate need of bridges: between people, between us and reality, between us and the very depth of ourselves, of our most basic needs and desires… of our own humanity. May the words shared here be a means of restoring into focus the multitude of bridges we encounter in our every day life. May they also be bridges, carrying us always deeper into the truth of things, and leading us home.
1/10/18 This week, I returned to ordinary life from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with a group of friends. We spent ten days in the footsteps of Christ, moving “from glory to glory”, each place seeming more profound than the next, driving in more deeply the reality that the One Who walked this ground, … More The Pilgrimage of Ordinary Time