The author presents a series of clearly written essays containing many positive and challenging insights on how to understand and live important elements of the Christian moral and pastoral life. He discusses such diverse topics as anger, the mid-life transition, sin, reconciliation and confession, concelebration, Mass offerings and happiness. In a very fresh and illuminating manner he details the essential role of the emotions in the moral life, the value and challenge of the virtue model of the Christian ethic, and he shows how to understand the complementarity of men and women so that equality is served in practice as well as in theory. He has challenging things to say on the diocesan clerical system and on authority structures in the Church. The book will challenge your understanding in some areas and your practice of Christian discipleship in others. Its title is indicative of the rich insights to be found in its pages.