Oh, Lord, It’s Hard to Be

Among my cohorts, we have a phrase about extroverts who can not withhold from chiming in on any topic no matter if it is evangelization to priest pedophiles to car wax…

They can not avoid “swinging at every pitch.”

Part of this is related to their own insecure needs to be significant, but often that is masked by the perception of (ill-deserved) arrogance.

And here’s the challenge: is it about you or is it about others?  Humility is the ability to hold your power for the good of others and not personal gain.

Humility is just common-sense. If you are an expert in one area, you should recognize that there is a great depth of information in other area’s where you are not an expert.

You just don’t need to swing at every pitch. Listening and nodding works well.

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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