ST Psalm 40:13

Be pleased to save me, LORD; come quickly, LORD, to help me.

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How do you move from wanting things from God, to wanting God? From wanting what God provides, to realizing, as Saint Teresa of Avila says in her wonderful prayer, God Alone Suffices? Read More:


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God help me hear you in the sounds of silence. Let me fling open wide the door of my heart to receive you always, so you might continuously write my life’s thoughtful, rich, useful, loving poem.  Read More

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“In today’s world,” Benedict said in his announcement, “subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the bark of St. Peter and proclaim the gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me.” 021113 a surprise announcement from Pope Benedict XVI.

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When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.” Abraham Joshua Heschel

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It’s been said that Hollywood films comfort the afflicted while Sundance films afflict the comfortable. Read More

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The Christmas story is one of strange, unlikely, jarring juxtapositions. He came unto his own and his own received him not. Light entered darkness and men loved darkness rather than light. Joy to the world the Lord has come, And then Herod slaughtered the innocents in Bethlehem. Such is life as we know it on planet earth. Is the juxtaposition what keeps it from being, as Mary Oliver suggests, a shruggable comfort? Read More.

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What can we do when traumatized by deeds of darkness? In this season announced as joyful, yet followed by Herod’s massacre of the innocents in Jesus’ time, and Newtown, CT in ours. What are we to do? Time to dust off the word lament and reflect on it. In the words of Lamentations,  time to “take a good look at the way we’re living and reorder our lives under God.” READ MORE

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“Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.” ― George MacDonald

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“From caring comes courage.” Lao Tzu. For those concerned about the political process, I offer you good news. Things are going to get better because my 10 year-old Grandson Eli has entered politics. Read More.

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