• Featured Readings for Lent,  Reel Life Journeys

    Despite our sins, we are all saved by God’s amazing grace

    The single scarlet candle burns brightly in the corner; an “Open” sign for wayward souls. No one remains in the darkened sanctuary except this solitary visitor, returning for a few minutes of peace before addressing the tasks at hand. Yet I am not alone, for Our Lord is present in the holy tabernacles – the one across the room and the other inside. Calm, peacefulness, serenity – it’s a pleasure to spend a few quiet moments alone with the Lord. Weeks ago, however, the sanctuary was bright and filled with parishioners. We stood for many long minutes, endearing drowsiness and sore backs as we heard the words of Our Lord’s…

  • Reel Life Journeys

    Respect and compassion are vital traits when you ‘crash’

    Enraged after miles of horn blasts, hand gestures and angry yells, the driver steered his Tahoe onto the left shoulder to pass his competitor. The other driver swerved sharply to avoid it, causing a chain reaction. Chalk up another Nashville accident caused by road rage. Across town, driving home alone after a busy day at the office, I stopped short of the intersection. Two city buses were in lanes one and three, their doors open and blocking the middle lane, their drivers busy chatting to each other. “Okay, let’s move *#$&^#&$* and get going,” I yelled. The expletives hung in the air of my sealed, air-conditioned car, echoing in my…