Author Archives: Br Dain Scherber LC

About Br Dain Scherber LC

Br Dain Scherber LC is a religious seminarian of the Legionaries of Christ. Born and raised on a dairy farm in central Minnesota, he attended the Legion’s high-school seminary in New Hampshire at the age of 13. He did his first two years of seminary in Dublin, Ireland before being transferred to Connecticut, where he continued his studies in the classical humanities for two years and worked as an assistant on the formation team for four years. He is currently studying philosophy at the Legion’s Center for Higher Studies in Rome.

What Makes You Worry?

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. (Jn 14:1)” Our Lord doesn’t leave a margin here. Worries are a red flag; something is wrong. We are never supposed to worry. He doesn’t say “do not let your hearts be troubled … Continue reading

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Trust is Greater than Certainty 

Trust is greater than certainty. Let me explain. Trust is certain, yes, and I would say the greatest certainty, because it is based on God and not us. What I mean is intellectual certainty.  Certainty about what will happen in the future doesn’t exist. Not even the Blessed Mother had it. We can do … Continue reading

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Learning the butterfly

I’ve been trying to learn how to swim the butterfly stroke for years now. I’m still pathetic. I churn that water so much that the chlorine almost becomes butter. And what’s the effect? I might as well be on a … Continue reading

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To Trip or Not to Trip

I never associated tripping with the feast of Corpus Christi. But this concept unexpectedly was a leitmotif of my Corpus Christi this year. It wasn’t that I tripped over my cassock or experienced any epic failure as an acolyte. I … Continue reading

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New Boat, Old Sea

I don’t know much more than the basics of sailing. I’ve been sailing a couple times and enjoyed it, but I can’t say it is on my top ten favorite things to do. In today’s day and age, if you … Continue reading

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Looking to the Future with Hope

Have you ever thought how sweet hope is? Imagine what it would be like to live without the smallest drop of hope. Unfortunately, many have done more than just imagine this. Our hearts should go out to them. It’s heart-rendingly … Continue reading

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The Imprint of the Past

Each person is a book of life. We carry so much more within us than we wear on the surface. There is a history behind each person, a past so personal, because each person is unique and unrepeatable. While at … Continue reading

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Live the Present to the Full

St Irenaeus is famously attributed with the phrase “The glory of God is man fully alive.” God wants us to live the present to the full. There’s the danger of getting stuck in the past or worrying about the future … Continue reading

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Undeserved Redemption

You didn’t have to choose this road, Unnecessary gift. When wounded, fallen child did run, Yet back to Father lift.

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Priceless Gift

Most costly gifts poured out in me, Bought with my Beloved’s blood, Freely given, undeserved, Gushing river, ceaseless flood.

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