Giving Thanks in a Broken World

“Thank God ahead of time.” Fr. Solanus Casey It’s not always easy to give thanks, especially when we are surrounded by so much brokenness. But gratitude isn’t dependent on our circumstances. Solanus Casey (a Detroit monk who is under consideration for sainthood)...
You Dream of Resurrection

You Dream of Resurrection

“You ask too many questions, you start too many fights, you dream of resurrection but you’re too scared to die.” This is a lyric from a song called “Birds” by The Collection, one of my favorite bands. From the first time I heard this line...
Why More Asian Americans Should Do Mission Year

Why More Asian Americans Should Do Mission Year

(I am a 2nd generation Chinese-American who grew up in a family that embraced traditional East Asian values. This post is written from that perspective, and so my use of “Asian Americans” mostly refers to people who share a similar background. It is not meant to...