For years now, I’ve had the opportunity to read, watch, learn, and pray about what it means to be a Christian man in the world today; not an easy task by any stretch of the imagination, but definitely one worth pursuing. I’ve learned a great deal from the writings of Joseph Campbell, Oscar Romero, Henri Nouwen, Thomas Merton, Richard Rohr, among many others. There is an underlying theme in all of them and that is where the name of this blog comes from…The Hero’s Descent. So much of what the world wants us to believe is that the journey is all about “going up”, when in reality, to discover who our God is and who we are for that matter, one must journey downward into the depths of our being, the depths of our soul, and so often, into the depths of our pain and grief that often waits to be discovered. It is only that journey that helps us to find who God really is and who we are and the life God calls each of us to. It’s what I hope to share, albeit it incomplete, with anyone that takes the time to read this blog from time to time. I’ve had people ask many times to share some of my thoughts (homilies) in writing, so for all those who have asked, this is where you’ll find them, among other things I have written and desire to share. The hero’s descent is something we all share and can relate to as long as we are willing to let go and allow ourselves to fall into the arms of our God.