Acceptance (next day repost)

Oh God, I have a sneaking suspicion about the direction my life is moving, and the path I am walking; and to be honest, I’m a bit apprehensive about what is ahead. To be clear, I’m not asking for You to intervene; nor, am I suggesting that my life be easier. I just want toContinue reading “Acceptance (next day repost)”

Prayer

Some demand with hubris. Some expect with humility. Perchance the same words but such different instants. “…all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, those who humble themselves will be exalted.”[1]  We have sinned and we are in need of help. Beyond reciting words, Prayer calls from the heart. “…humbling oneself is difficult. It demands so muchContinue reading “Prayer”

Wisdom

Wisdom is “listening” to the heart in between beats… The sounds of silence speak quietly and pursue peace. Wisdom is “prudence” of vision devoid of projection… Reflective dreams reveal the transparency of facts. Wisdom is “truth” in speech shunning deceit… Words are full of grace when blessed with fruit Wisdom is “detached” from the worldContinue reading “Wisdom”

Wisdom

Wisdom is “listening” to the heart in between beats… The sounds of silence speak quietly and pursue peace. Wisdom is “prudence” of vision devoid of projection… Reflective dreams reveal the transparency of facts. Wisdom is “truth” in speech shunning deceit… Words are full of grace when blessed with fruit Wisdom is “detached” from the worldContinue reading “Wisdom”

Messenger

Sometimes the messenger needs to remember to not shoot the messenger. When the Message is heard, the messenger is polite – without rudeness, direct, without smoke and mirrors. Life is conflicting Truth… thwarting community. Love holds opposing Word… dancing with divergence. When the Message is real, the messenger must educe – a heartfelt response, notContinue reading “Messenger”

Hear Me! (Psalm 120)

I call on you, my God, in my distress,    please answer me.    save me, my God from the lying lips and     deceitful tongues of the willful, who surround me. Their lying is not helpful,    their deception is unkind, Make them listen,    their unfaithfulness is hurtful.    pierce their hearts withContinue reading “Hear Me! (Psalm 120)”

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”

Indifference

The Indifference virtue is not one of passivity but rather of activity. Conventional wisdom says Indifference is lethargic with apathy and doubtfulness. Epiphanic wisdom says Indifference is energetic with listening and non-judgment. Ironically, Indifference realizes proper submission and grateful poverty of spirit. Heartily, Indifference forges a blessed discernment and graced responsibility.