These reflections are a result of more than 40 years of ministry as a Roman Catholic priest. Most of these years I spent in the Diocese of Charlotte which covers Western North Carolina. Now I am retired, and live in Medellín, Colombia where I continue to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Medellín.

Three times I begged the Lord about this, that it might leave me, but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me. Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Cor 12:7-10)
No one wants to appear weak, but Saint Paul doesn’t have that problem. Paul boasts of his weaknesses. Because of grace, Paul can say, “When I am weak, then I am strong.” The movie poster is of the film, The Kite Runner, which tells the story of two boys in the midst of the Afghanistan War. As the movie states, "There is a way to be good again."