Talk to your average man about his spiritual life and pretty soon, he’ll be shifting from one foot to the other, and planning his escape. It’s not that he isn’t a spiritual person; it’s just that the way women plan spirituality experiences doesn’t always appeal to the men of the faith community. For one thing, guys don’t easily jump into sharing their inner thoughts and concerns. Just the word “sharing” probably makes many of them cringe. It’s just not their thing.
Happily, the smart people at Loyola Press, a Jesuit Ministry, have come up with a blog for men: “Men on the Journey,” created by and for men. It was inspired by the reflections on male spirituality from Richard Rohr’s On the Threshold of Transformation: Daily Meditations for Men, published by Loyola Press.
This great idea began as an e-mail conversation between two editors, Joe Durepos and Tom McGrath, who worked on Father Rohr’s book. The two had a year-long correspondence that offered each other support as well as challenge. They found it so interesting that they decided to keep it going and share it with other men.
Perhaps you’ll share “Men on the Journey,” too.
Have a wonderful Fourth of July celebration. Happy 224th Birthday, USA. You’re looking great!