Happy is the man who has lived life well.
Content is he whose life has been well lived.
The meaning of life and the secret to the meaningful life
lay in the difference between the two.

– JMC

The journey to meaning is christened in pain, sustained in longing,
refined in trial,
and concluded in love.

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“His insight ... rings humbly and true ... Rich in metaphor, Mending of a Broken Heart is heartfelt, poetic, and beautifully written, offering wise reflections on the nature of life, death, suffering, and trying to find our way through an often-challenging world. Readers of Robert Wicks, C.S. Lewis, and Henri Nouwen, will find much to appreciate here.” ~BlueInk

“graceful” ... “an elegant and weighty theological memoire”. ~Kirkus

“A search for answers to timeless questions leads to enlivening theology from a lay perspective ... Familiar concepts are eloquently drawn to show the need for God ... Nearly aphoristic gems reveal a talent for distilling complexity. The theme of agape ... build[s] a case for seeing others from a radical perspective ... God is portrayed in the multifaceted and challenging way that the topic deserves.” ~ForeWord Clarion

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The Significance of a Questioning Life - Lessons from My Father’s Passing

“None wonder in the last moments of their lives whether life was ‘good.’ They wonder instead, ‘Was it worth it?’ ‘Was it of lasting consequence?’ ‘Was it meaningful?’ The measure of a life worth living isn’t whether it was lived well but whether it was well lived.”
~JMC

A man dies as he has lived, and the significance of his life is reflected in the character of his death. A man is both questioned by and questions life, and the measure of his existence is determined by the quality of the answers he has provided and the questions he has asked ... The noble man asks noble questions and gives humble, thoughtful, answers. But what does it say about a man who neither asked nor answered? What legacy can such a man leave?

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