These past weeks I have been reflecting on the gifts of this fall season. Here are a few images that came to mind that are associated with the "fall" season or the word itself, which I have considered in light of religious life:
Where is our trust, really? Lately, the political conversation in the United States has me wondering. Do we make our leaders into messiahs, believing blindly that they’ll save us from our troubles? Do we falsely think that the correct policies and governmental laws will save us from our problems? Why do so many people seem to think that more jobs will be the solution?
It's the beginning of a new school year and we in campus ministry are busy doing outreach to new and returning students. We're putting up fliers, updating our website, tabling on campus, and shamelessly promoting our events on Facebook. Why? We do it not just for the sake of evangelization and because we'd like large numbers at our events, but because our students need us. Especially at our university, where it's so easy for students to feel invisible among 42,000 other students, community is essential. Our motto is "A Place to Belong," and I hope that we are able to provide a place t
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Julia Walsh, FSPA offered this reflection for our October 2012 Giving Voice E-Newsletter. A version of this reflection was previously published here:
By Julia Walsh, FSPA
I don't know about you, but I continue to be astounded by how quickly the seasons change. Here we are, already at the end of August! While I am not sure where the summer has gone, I am looking forward to the new adventures in store this Fall as I move to a new city to begin graduate studies in theology.