The Hero’s Descent

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.

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One thought on “The Hero’s Descent

  1. Living the life that God wants us to live is someting that we tend to lose sight of on a daily basis. It always seems difficult to know the right thing to do, but often in reality, if we look deep down the answer is clear. The difficulty is finding the strength to do it and knowing that when we do we are really growing stronger. I like the image of “fall into the arms of our God”, if you remember from class, the arms of God are what I drew as my image of God. But why is it so difficult to do, to let go and know that God will catch us?

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