If you live to be 775 years of age – you have lived 900 months, 3,900 weeks, 27,375 days, 657,000 hours or 39,420,000 minutes or 2,365,200,000 seconds. The Universe is approximately 14 Billion years old and life on the planet earth ism approximately 7 1/2 Billion Years old. We find evidence of human life that […]Read more "CREATION IS A VERB:"
After awhile, you learn the subtle difference Between holding a hand and chaining a soul. And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and Company doesn’t mean security, And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises, and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes […]Read more "A PRAYER (Printed by Ann Landers)"
I love the changing of the seasons. In the northern hemisphere, we are now making the shift from longer hours of sunlight, to longer hours of darkness. Life is reflected in the seasonal cycle, as we move from the planting of the seed through the growth into maturity and then the harvest. Following the harvest, […]Read more "Autumnal Equinox – Good by Summer – Hello Fall"
“Beloved: Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here’s what you do: Live well, Live wisely, Live humbly. It’s the way we live, not the way we talk, that counts. Mean-spirited ambition isn’t wisdom. Twisting the truth to make yourselves sound wise isn’t wisdom. It’s the furthest thing […]Read more "A READING FROM THE LETTER OF SAINT JAMES: 3:16 – 4:3. The 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time."
We all seem to have a difficult time in identifying sexual abuse as rape. Rape is an abuse of power – the one in power inflicting him or herself on those without power. Perhaps, those who are in positions of power, feel themselves compelled to act powerfully to feed their own insecurities and to use […]Read more "SEXUAL ABUSE + ABUSE OF POWER = RAPE"
The Church; always reforming. In 1517, Martin Luther started something that became known as the Reformation. However, from the very beginning of human history, we can observe the growth and development or evolution of religious thoughts and structures. As cultures moved and experienced change, religion and spiritual life also underwent transformation. The development of consciousness […]Read more "ECCLESIA: SEMPER REFORMANDA EST"
“When you walk through a storm Hold your head up high And don’t be afraid of the dark At the end of a storm There’s a golden sky And sweet silver song of a lark Walk on through the wind Walk on through the rain Though your dreams be tossed and blown Walk on, walk […]Read more "YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE (Rogers & Hammerstein)"
“Here’s another old saying that deserves a second look: ‘Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.’ Is that going to get us anywhere? Here’s what I propose: ‘Don’t hit back at all.’ … “You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘ Love your friend.’ and its unwritten companion. ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m telling you to love […]Read more "“YOU HAVE HEARD IT SAID –” MATTHEW 5:38"