Creed

“I believe…” is faith without doubt. “I believe…” is not a statement of fact. The truth must be shared. It is the idea I live and die for. It is in dialogue.   Faith is not enough, belief fulfills us – beyond space and time, right here and right now.   Our creed’s avowal fosters […]

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Way

Too often, the manner “its” always been done, becomes the One Way “it” can be achieved, regardless of relevance and effectiveness.   Unfortunately, one’s failure to get it done turns into No Way to make it happen, despite obvious or apparent alternatives.   The path of least resistance leaves things undone, and makes the Other […]

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Goodness (Psalm 4)

Here I am, hear my plea, O my God. I feel abandoned and all alone; I even wonder why you would listen to me be merciful to me and hear my prayer.   How long, must I live with these indignities? Is my life full of delusions? Am I lying to myself? My Lady has […]

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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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