“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 smear on your own. Do you. have the Neve to say, […]Read more "JUDGING OTHERS: (GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW)"
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"