Community: In union with. When we gather together as one body, we are recognizing that we are connected. We as infants are born into relationships; first with the mother who gives and nurtures life; then with the extended family, friends, and so many others as we begin our journey throughout life. We begin to accept […]Read more "COMMUNITY – COMMUNION"
I Believe in people who care. Even more, I believe in what these generous people offer others. They bring caregiving down to its essentials: they offer not abstract ideas, but personal attention; not definitive answers, but reasonable assurance; not empty platitudes, but authentic hope. I believe the work they do is both deceptively simple and […]Read more "“AN AFFIRMATION OF THOSE WHO CARE” (JAMES E. MILLER)"
I was just wondering if much of the effort of the Catholic Hierarchy to protect the Male Celibate culture was based on fear of women? Does the male celibate culture provide a safe haven from female domination? Does this culture create a mens club where women are not welcome and men are able to be […]Read more "Just Wondering – again"
This groggy time we live, this is what it is like: A man goes to sleep in the town where he has always lived, and he dreams he is living in another town. He believes the reality of the dream town. The world is that kind of sleep. The dust of many crumbled cities settles […]Read more "EVOLUTIONARY INTELLIGENCE: (Rumi)"
“There is a wind that keeps blowing since the beginning of time, and in every language ever spoken, it continues to whisper, You must meet the outer world with your inner world or existence will crush you. If inner does not meet outer, our lives will collapse and vanish. Though we often think that hiding […]Read more "“MEETING THE WORLD” (Mark Nepo)"
I like to wonder a bit – just to let the imagination take over and wonder about both the intended and the unintended consequences if certain decisions were to be put in place. Wondering can be entertaining, filled with new possibilities or adventures as we walk the human journey together. Obviously, wondering can lead to […]Read more "Just Wondering!"
Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short to wast time hating anyone. 4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. Stay in touch. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. […]Read more "45 Lessons life taught me – (Regina Brett)"
“When Akiba was on his deathbed, he bemoaned to his rabbi that he felt he was a failure. His rabbi moved closer and asked why, and Akiba confessed that he had not lived a life like Moses. The poor man began to cry, admitting that he feared God’s judgement. At this, the rabbi leaned into […]Read more "Akiba: (Mark Nepo)"
Want to start a war? Create an environment permeated with fear! Be afraid of what goes bump in the dark. Be afraid of losing control! Be Afraid of other people who are different – who belong to a different social class; who have a different color of skin; who might be mentally ill or have […]Read more "FEAR IS THE ENEMY OF LOVE (SAINT AUGUSTIN)"
“When the magi had departed, behold the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search fo the child to destroy him.” Joseph rose and took the child and his […]Read more "The Feast of the Holy Innocents: The Gospel according to Matthew"