Tuesday, September 3, 2013

One Man's Opinion of So Dad, What Makes a Man?


                 Although men's lives vary greatly one from another in detail and circumstances, I believe our human, male psyche underlies how we proceed as individuals and the obstacles we face. Tom Peery's real life experiences demonstrate we proceed along an uneven path--this is how life works!  Yet what underlies Tom's journey is the "big picture" of human, male development.

                Too often works on male spirituality tend to give the impression of a single path, whereas when we consider a life story such as Tom's we see a much more complex mix of movement--sometimes making it hard to see the overarching pattern. Yet given the full path of our lives we see a distinct trajectory that has great commonality.
 
            ---Lloyd Guerin, spiritual director and leader of men's retreats, Houston, Texas