Cover image art: "St. Joseph and Baby Jesus" by Jason Jenicke.
What's the first image that comes to your mind when you think about "masculinity"?
The image will most likely differ drastically from person to person, and could range anywhere from images of suits, slick CEO's, and Don-Draper-types to beards, big trucks and Chuck Norris.
In today's modern culture though, there seems to be a lot of conversation centered around what's been termed "toxic masculinity." This focus on...
"Stay quiet with God. Do not spend your time in useless chatter."
These wise words are from a sermon given by St. Charles Borromeo back in the 1500's, but I thought them a timely reminder for our present day.
There's definitely a lot of "chatter" in our modern lives - in the news, in social media, in our own heads. We're living through turbulent times, and all the change and uncertainty can amplify the "noise" of anxious ruminations, contributing to feelings of overwhelm.