Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stuff Worth Reading

Some things I came across today that are definitely worth the read:

Steve Bell wrote a lovely account of the impact a Catholic Priest had on him as a young boy and man.  In a time when nearly all the stories about priests in the media are dealing with the widespread abuse of power, and betrayal of trust, I'm sympathetic to the victims (I know a few personally.)  But I love the church - in nearly any form, and I think these positive stories must be told as well.  I'm so thankful for those who lived beautiful stories, and for those who choose to tell the stories marked with life and redemption.  Because that's what the church should really be about, isn't it?

I loved this piece at Gitz Bits today.  It reminded me of the lesson God began writing on my heart last week when my brother J. faced a challenging situation at work, and still managed to see the person, and not just a girl who was acting out and had bit him and spat in his eye.

And I loved these thoughts on grace over at Stuff Christians Like.  Also definitely a good reminder today.  (By the way, if you haven't taken advantage of the free audio book download of Stuff Christians Like at, you really should.  I finished listening to it on the train yesterday, and it was fantastic!)