The Parable of the Seed

There is something in these kingdom parables about seeds and sowing that immediately makes good sense to us. We all know the ways in which great things can spring from small beginnings: the single word or touch that becomes a celebrated romance, the small lie that...

Holiness

This website is not just about basketball. It is about the world of basketball seen through a Catholic world view. That is; it’s about how to have a Catholic world view and how that view impacts our world of basketball. And it is not only how it impacts our world of...

The Joy of Being Wrong

With the ashes, we put our hands in the air and admit that it’s our fault. You ask, “What’s wrong with the world?” With the ashes we say, “I am. It’s me. Look no further. I take the blame.” Have you ever stopped to think that...

Like Athletes We Must Become Fit for Faith

In my last article, I introduced you to Franz Stampfl, my athletics coach when I was a boy. When transposed from the sporting life to the spiritual life his teaching taught me more about how to progress spiritually than any spiritual director whom I have ever known. I...

Get Fit to Let God Into Your Life

I was so sorry to hear that my boyhood hero died recently. His name was Roger Bannister, or Sir Roger Bannister as he became later. I had seen him run several times, but sadly I wasn’t present to see him break the record by becoming the first man to run a mile in...

The Basis of Spirituality

“Didn’t you realize that you were God’s temple and that the spirit of God was living among you?” – 1 Corinthians 3:16 The fundamental basis of Christian spirituality is, I believe, to be in tune with the Holy Spirit living within us. While there are many people...