Justified

alas. I realized I was praying as a child and I had to embrace praying as a grown up   “That Tax Collector was a very bad man; if all the Pharisee said was true. But Jesus chooses the wicked one and rejects the prideful one.”[1]   indeed, it is not about being wicked or […]

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Our Shrine

On the occasion of the 95th Anniversary of the Shrine of St Joseph “‘Abandoned’ means to be rejected, left alone, overlooked”[1] We are a place for healing – to not only allow but accept the “rejected”, to not only tolerate but include the “left alone”, to not only accommodate but embrace the “overlooked”.   “‘Apostle’ […]

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I See

The enlightened Way follows an unlit path to transfiguration.   Light and Dark obscure perception – both reveal.   Visions appear clearly unseen – sharing Truth.   Absorbed Grace blinds the blessed – exposes the Word.   The Light absorbs me making me blind – giving insight.

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Good News

Paul says, “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child…”   The truth was incomplete – the covenant was a contract. God’s intervention was a quid pro quo and my understanding was delusional.   “When I grew up…” I talk like a grown-up, […]

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Pathway

I left the house and strolled into the abyss of darkness that seemed impenetrable.   Nothing blocked me or made me want to turn back but clearly what was ahead was obscured.   To find my way through the black was going to take time and effort and a different set of eyes.   I […]

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The Beatitudes

Blessed are the weary, for they will have rest.   Blessed are the builders of bridges, for they will be received.   Blessed are the stewards, for they will be sated.   Blessed are the givers, for they will be forgiven.   Blessed are the searchers, for they will be found.   Blessed are the […]

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Acceptance

It is not always about change; it is about transformation. Being one expands my range – fulfillment is in transition.   Of course, I will never be the same; and, indeed, I may be different. Being one expands my heart’s claim – contentment is embracing bent.   Some strive to make it happen; rather than […]

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Silence

Quietly wander without making noise, or in stillness embrace the emptiness.   It takes skill to be heartily refreshed, listening is work done with a purpose, to communicate with silence opens me.   In silence, we don’t take more than we need – being present can be a huge ordeal, being present can provide a […]

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Forgiveness

The heart of forgiveness is mercy. The key to embracing forgiveness is embracing healing atonement.   Forgiveness cannot be demanded. “Woe is me” and “it’s because of you” wallows in the past and holds me back.   Mercy is love just for the asking. It does not require permission – “I’m sorry” is completed with […]

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