David Lorenzo

17 Added | 3 Magazines | @Dlorenzo572 | Discovering my meaning in life helping others find theirs. Deepening every day in the rich mystery of being human. Doing it all out of love.

The Light of Christ

The Easter Vigil is one of the highlights of the Christian year. Reaching the end of Lent, we begin the celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection with …

Does this World Need God?

There is a beautiful tradition in Italy in which a priest visits every household in his parish. They call it <i>la benedizione</i> (Italian for blessing). …

Is Our Culture Hopeless?

One of the most common phrases I hear is “today’s culture is falling apart.” With economic crises, countries with problematic governments, hundreds …

No Reservations

A few weeks ago, we had a special Mass to celebrate the closing of the 75th anniversary of the Congregation. The General Director presided the Mass, …

Take the Time

I think that the human person is like a sunrise.<p>When we watch a sunrise unfold, we do not see everything, rather, just a little part of the world. A …

How I Made my Hero Disappear

Have you ever had a hero? Someone you looked up to and wanted to be like?Often someone so high in your esteem that you never dream of even getting …

Dad

<i>“Dad is gone.” My mom had said,<br>But I was sure he was not dead.<br>He had just left for a little bit.<br>There was no way that he would quit.</i><p><i>And soon enough</i> …

Alone in the Night

The door was shut and stillness reigned<br>The sweet “good night” brought dreadful pain<br>For my mom’s sweet kiss meant the start of the strain<br>Between me …

Unconditional

What did I ever do to you<br>That you must treat me so?<br>I smile, I welcome every time,<br>But you unkindness show.<p>Within this great big world of ours<br>We’re …

Tick Tock

When we want it, slips away,<br>When we don’t, is here to stay.<br>Something that is here and there,<br>Yet to waste we shouldn’t dare.<p>Something that we’re free …

Welcome to Heartbeat

Here’s the story.<p>When I was fourteen, I started forming a habit I haven’t quite been able to shake off. After the day had come to its close and the …

A Better Life Lies That Way

The big problem is taking that first step.<p>You know the feeling. You’ve received acceptance letters for college and can’t seem to decide where to go. …

How to Refuse to Live a Meaningless Life

In a world of 7.4 billion people, do any of us really matter? 7.4 billion. That’s a big number. As one seven point four billionth of the world’s …

I Couldn’t Keep It in

When I was little, the idea of going to outer space creeped me out. In fact, it scared me to death. It wasn’t the fact that almost all the stories I …

Take the Time

I think that the human person is like a sunrise.<p>When we watch a sunrise unfold, we do not see everything, rather, just a little part of the world. A …

When Life Drags You Down

Life is a journey filled with ups and downs. There are moments when everything seems to be so meaningful and worthwhile and other moments when life …