Will you come and follow me if I but call your name? Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same? Will you let my love be shown? Will you let my name be known? Will you let my life be grown in you and you in me? Will you leave yourself […]Read more "THE SUMMONS:"
Whatsoever you do the least of my brothers That you do unto me Whatsoever you do the least of my sisters, That you do unto me. When I was hungry, you gave me to eat; When I was thirsty, you gave me to drink. Now enter into the home of my Father. When I […]Read more "WHATSOEVER YOU DO. (Gospel of Matthew)"
How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man? How many seas must a white dove sail Before she sleeps in the sand? Yes, it’s how many times must the canon balls fly before they’re forever banned? The Answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind The answer […]Read more "BLOWING IN THE WIND: (BOB DYLAN)"
“Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults – unless, of course, you want the same treatment. That critical spirit has a way of boomeranging. It’s easy to see a smudge on your neighbor’s face and be oblivious to the ugly sneer on your own. Do you have the never to say, […]Read more "The Gospel according to Matthew – (7:1-12) Words for our time."
We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord, We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord And we pray that our unity will one day be restored And they’ll know we are Christians by our love Then they’ll know we are Christians by our love. We will […]Read more "THEY’LL KNOW WE ARE CHRISTIANS BY OUR LOVE (Peter Scholtes)"
“O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed his grace on these, and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea! Words to wonder over. This Continent, like all continents on our fragile planet earth, is filled with life […]Read more "AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (Katherine Lee Bates)"
“Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gate3s shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that […]Read more "THE STATUE OF LIBERTY (Emma Lazarus – New Colosssus)"
Over the years, I have always found the wisdom of Joan Chittister profound and challenging. Joan is a Benedictine Sister from Erie Pennsylvania and has written many profound articles and books. Today, I am going to share some of her gathered wisdom, based on the Scriptures – but on more that the words. She moves […]Read more "‘WE ARE ALL ONE” (Joan Chittister)"
“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the people who walked through the huts, comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken away from a person but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – […]Read more "Some reflections by Victor Frankl"
“Life seeks organization, but it uses messes to get there. Organization is a process, not a structure. Simultaneously, and in different ways, difficult to chart, the process of organization involves creating relationships around a shared sense of purpose. Exchanging and creating information, learning c constantly, paying attention to the results of our efforts, co-adapting, co-evolving, […]Read more "“LIFE SEEKS ORGANIZATION, BUT IT USES MESSES TO GET THERE” (Issac Hecker)"