A difficult forgiveness to fathom.

Tampa Bay Times
March 26, 2015

As Holy Week draws near, I am compelled to dwell on the mercy Christ has shown me (while we were yet sinners, he died for us, you know?). As it happens, in today’s paper, there is an illustration of mercy — a difficult forgiveness to fathom.

It’s in a letter by the dad of a 16-year-old boy who died last week in a car crash, written to the driver at fault for the crash. Click the title of this post (or click here) to read it.

Newly ordained priest, 27, joins Land O’Lakes church

Tampa Bay Times
In print: 6/27/14

My latest religion feature, ‘Newly ordained priest, 27, joins Land O’Lakes church’, is online now and in print Friday in the Pasco Times section of the Tampa Bay Times. Fr. Jonathan Emery, who was ordained to the priesthood on May 17, is the youngest priest in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Click the title of this post to read the story.