Act With Mercy

by Will Searcy This past Sunday, we heard the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). This beautiful teaching is not only inspirational, but is also Jesus’s parable that summarizes God’s law and reveals the key to eternal life. In it, Jesus affirmed...

Living in Summer for Winter

photo by Chris Lawton/Unsplash With the official beginning of summer and the transition from the Easter season into ordinary time, I began thinking about the seasons of our lives. I think of myself as being in the summer of my life, God willing, and in thinking of...

Thy Will, Not My Will

Recently, I’ve been thinking about the situation Mary found herself in when the angel Gabriel came to her with great news (or what we all now know to be the greatest news this world has ever or will ever receive). I try to put myself in her shoes, a young,...

I Want to Get Better

This past Friday, I went and visited my childhood nanny in the hospital. “Lee Lee,” as my siblings and I called her, was like another mother to us. She fed us, taught us, and disciplined us far more than she should have needed to, but never more than she...

Judas Among Us

Last weekend, I celebrated a joint birthday party for my two boys, who turned three and one years old. It was a time for celebration and also a time for reflection. Particularly with my oldest, I cannot believe where the time has gone. I remember him being like his...

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