The Day the Crocodile Almost Had Me

One Sunday night ago on Nat Geo Wild,  a special aired called “Okavango Underwater”. I spent some time underwater while exploring the Okavango Delta in northwestern Botswana in July, 1979 with five companions. A freak incident put our lives in dire jeopardy. Our outboard stalled in a papyrus forest. I tilted the motor to see if…

The Shepherd vs. The Hired Man

As Father Ed pointed out in last Sunday’s homily, when it comes to taking care of sheep, they are much better off with a real shepherd who cares for them than with someone just in it for the money. In John 10:12 Jesus said, “He who serves for wages, and who is not the shepherd,…

Do I ever lie to myself? Do I believe my own lie?

There were many times when I told myself a lie and believed it, or at the least acted as if it were true. I didn’t like that about myself, so I made a checklist to help me stop lying to myself and help me stop believing my own lies. I would go through the list…