The Risk of Presence

Posted by Leonard J. DeLorenzo on Mar 1, 2020 6:30:00 AM

Editorial note: This blog is the first in a six-part series featuring our free Lenten resource, "A Scriptural Pilgrimage to Christ Through Lent," written by Lenny DeLorenzo. 

In the center of Notre Dame’s campus is a statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The words “Venite Ad Me Omnes” are engraved on the pedestal beneath the figure of Christ with outstretched arms. This is the Son of God who descended from the Father to become one with us. He went all the way down to the bottom of who and what we are, all the while beckoning: “come to me, everyone.”

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Topics: Lent, leonardjdelorenzo, trust, downloadable resources, trusting in God, liturgical year, truth, vulnerability

Grace in imperfection, lessons for Christian perfectionists

Posted by Meghan D'Andrea on May 24, 2019 7:00:00 AM

As a perfectionist, I often seek out God in the wrong places; I pursue perfection instead of holiness. I await his revelation in the flawless, impeccable, perfect moments. But my penchant for the ideal means that I often keep God sequestered to the sacred precincts of some faraway sanctuary instead of inviting him into the moments of my life when I most need him: the less-than-perfect moments. Recently, I learned a very messy lesson about the grace of God in the chaos of life when I accidentally unleashed a deluge of foam into the hallways of the Catholic high school where I teach.

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Topics: perfectionism, trusting in God, providence

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