Forced Choice

Timing is everything – There are no absolutes… There are always possibilities… Choices must be made, though and our commitment complete. yes means “Yes” and no means “No”. Even so, discernment is not one-and-done. The Tempter appeals “I give you what you want, everything you have-to-have, holding nothing back.” Despite the benefit, regardless of intention,Continue reading “Forced Choice”

You Don’t Know, What You Don’t Know

There are always possibilities on my life’s way. What you don’t know suggests honesty is needed and humility is wanted, in order to enjoy here-now. The future waits – how it turns out is up to you… thanks to knowing there is unknown it waits for you to create it. No one knows all itContinue reading “You Don’t Know, What You Don’t Know”

Ask

Intervention much like submission is misunderstood and misrepresented. Submission does not subvert; and, intervention does not interfere. Submission presents for approval. Intervention promotes for harmony. Having said that, I abide by prepared but unplanned Yielding is part of submission Involvement is part of intervention Indeed there are two standards intervention accesses both good through expectationContinue reading “Ask”

Catch 22

There are always possibilities on my life’s way It’s an excuse to blame the system for problems we sustain like; hierarchy, patriarchy, misogyny. Failure is inattentiveness; not the unassailable wheels promoted by random sanctions. Assumptions are just an unwritten influence to avoid responsibility and accountability, Lesson learned: between a rock and a hard place –Continue reading “Catch 22”

Zero Tolerance

There are always possibilities on my life’s way Zero tolerance actually leads to openness. In fact, we have-to be careful with intolerant policy. Our acceptance suppresses biased opinions and most fanatical causes and keeps tribalism in check. With inclusion we claim the need to dialogue, denouncing deceptive discourse and eccouraging communion. A lesson learned LegislatingContinue reading “Zero Tolerance”

Silence of Wonderment

In the silence of wonderment, we listen with joy, sharing the Good News, and celebrating the Way with harmony. In the silence of wonderment, “St. Joseph is a saint of few words… learn from him charity of speech.”[1] To be kinder and gentler, speak well, and listen better. In the silence of wonderment, we listenContinue reading “Silence of Wonderment”

Self-Sacrifice

Lack of support does not mitigate the example of the Cross To follow the Way one must strive to enhance the Spirit. Indeed, deprive the ego and in prayer thrive Unselfishness is rarely pleasant Without murmur or complaint be present with personal consideration absent “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdomContinue reading “Self-Sacrifice”

Bridge

A bridge connects A wall separates A wall is a barrier that creates division Severance prohibits inclusion and exhibits seclusion A bridge adjoins that creates unity Communion reports with sympathy and comports with empathy Spanning a chasm makes the journey possible – forth and back. back and forth – life like love goes both ways.Continue reading “Bridge”

Where There’s a Will There’s a Way

There are always possibilities on my life’s way Fascinating the power fixed to willpower – so powerless considering the impact of circumstances. Change is costly – making things happen asks for help… submission yields to harmony… want and need must be in balance. Obedience – this union of wills cultivates a way with dialogue, sharingContinue reading “Where There’s a Will There’s a Way”