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.

Listening

The essence of dialogue is to listen well. Being heard, explicitly promotes implicit communion. Listening nurtures our story and opens our eyes. Listening sustains our being and bridges our souls. To listen well chooses life… To give our ear finds love… To take in another’s Word – initiates wholeness. Being quiet attunes the soul. ToContinue reading “Listening”