Leap

Change takes a leap, not a jump – It’s a heartfelt process.   My reflection tells the tale – my neighbor’s health, my planet’s well-being, my cosmos’ animation.   That is who I am. My whole is greater than the sum of my parts being one with differences creates harmony   I am what I […]

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Compass

Clearly, we have no sense of direction; we are in the midst of blind leading blind. The pandemic makes me Zoom to nowhere; I have been undone by the new normal.   God is not here, why am I forsaken? Even the car says “Compass No Response”! I wonder how long it will take for […]

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The Zone

Desolation is to be in disgrace Consolation is to be in grace Discernment is to embrace   Desolation is to be in disgrace A static condition that negates affirmation – Wavering thwarts choseness and denies direction   Consolation is to be in grace A dynamic prodition that enables commission – Complying facilitates commitment and creates […]

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Practice Kindness

“I am so anxious that you have an invincible kindness”[1]   Show all sincere esteem Give all the kindness of gentleness and patience.   What joy we will live! What blessedness we will have! For kindness begets kindness[2]   What holds us? It’s love. Bound by God’s love Our hearts beat as one in the […]

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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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