• The Sacrament and The Dark Night of the Soul
    The Dark Night of the Soul is the part of the story where the hero believes all is lost. Every attempt to succeed thwarted and every resource spent. There is no turning back because even the path back to safety is blocked. It’s all over for the hero and by extension, us.
  • The Offering: Plot Twist
    In the narrative structure we have reached the midpoint of the story. The plot twist happens here; the point where the hero’s goal changes so dramatically it can feel like an altogether new story.
  • Prayer in Conflict
    The Prayers of the Church come after the readings, the sermon and the creeds. We’ve been through the training, but we’re still in our bubble. The Prayers of the Church are about to burst that bubble.
  • The Mentor and the Manifesto
    A mentor does many things, but there is one part distinct to mentors; relating experience. Teachers train us in a given discipline. Parents guide us in ethics and morality. A mentor is a guide on the path we’ve chosen.
  • The Liturgical Call to Adventure
    It takes time, but we understand that stagnation is death, and change is life. If change is life, it makes sense that Heaven itself isn’t about stasis, but change.
  • Lord, have mercy on this journey
    The Liturgy as Narrative Part II The Service of the Word Previously, I walked through the very beginning of the…
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