One way of reflecting on our faith is to have a careful look at the real meaning of some of the religious words that we use all the time. Hidden in our use of those words we can find an alarming degree of misunderstanding as well as overtones and undertones that are actually harmful to ourselves and to our relationships with others and with God. Fr Jack McArdle here selects twelve such words and offers his own insights and reflections on them. The twelve words that he selects are: Sin, Incarnation, Brokenness, Religion, Spirituality, Heaven, Hope, Church, Baptism, Today, Wholeness, and Death. As always, his writing is simple, colorful and challenging. Jack McArdle is a priest of the Sacred Hearts Community in Dublin. He is the author of numerous books of spirituality.