StPatricksDay2013New York City averages eleven pedestrian deaths per month from people being struck by motorists. This St. Patrick’s Parade reveler could have been another statistic because of his own foolishness. Hopefully he’ll wake-up and get hold of himself before its too late.

In his work — Theology of the Body, Pope John Paul II lays out the big picture of Christian anthropology. To use a coaching term, he presents the way for people to be “freed-up,”  to live coherent lives in union with God and each another. Central to that is self-mastery. “Therefore do not be foolish but understand what the will of God is. Do not get drunk with wine…but be filled with the Spirit.” Proverbs 23:31