Evangelism has been a difficult concept for me. I’ve never thought I knew enough. I can’t quote Bible verses from memory. I don’t have a complete understanding of church history or teaching. My words can sound sanctimonious and saccharin even to my own ear. In the un-churched community in which I live I fear my…
Life is very, very good. Life with God in charge is….heavenly.
It has been so long since I’ve written substantively here…so long since we’ve talked…that it’s hard to know where to start. And, isn’t this always the way where there’s separation, disconnection, distance? We lose our place. We miss important events in one anothers’ lives. We fall out of touch. The “project,” I’ll call it, was…
If We See God In All Things, Evil Will Find No Home In Us
To all my virtual friends, my belated, but warmly felt Easter greeting. As I alluded to…wow, it’s been a few weeks ago, now…time is flying in my world…life has intervened and taken me, temporarily, from this platform. I miss each of you and look forward to being more present with you again soon. My daughter…
My Enemy, My Love
This article from John Martens writing in America Magazine is an answer to a recent prayer. In his discussion of loving our enemies, he concludes: It is this desire (for perfect love), grounded in the longing to be holy as God is holy, that allows us to rise above our feelings for vengeance, feelings which…
Meditation 13 – Seeing God in others, seeing good in others
Are you resolved to avoid that occasion of sin, to give up the object which leads you astray – not to read that book, which excites your imagination; to withdraw your friendship from that person who is irreligious, and whose presence disturbs the peace of your soul? Will you go at once and be kind…
Reflecting God’s Divinity
I’ve tried to find words to express the tremendous tsunami of emotions and joy that I have experienced since reading Fr. Martin’s book “The Jesuit’s Guide to (Almost) Everything,” earlier last year. Similar to one’s experience of God, I think, my comprehension of its significance has taken — will take — time to fully appreciate.…
Meditation 7 – How do you lead?
Confide to Me your failures; I will show you the cause. Whom do you wish to see interested in your work? I am the Master of all hearts, My child, and I lead them gently where I please. I will place about you those who are necessary to you; never fear! Failures…me? Please! (Editor Angel…
Will You Come and Follow Me
This is re-blogged from Keeping Company and Teilhard de Chardin. A possible answer to my prayer request, below? Video: The Summons.
Meditation 4 – Bless us to Your purpose
Today’s meditation, the fourth from the Catholic “Meditation Before the Blessed Sacrament,” says: Do not hesitate to ask for the good of your body – for health, for memory, for success. I can give you everything, and I always give when the gifts make souls more holy. What do you want today, My child? Oh,…
Meditation 3 – He said, “Put your hand in mine, let me lift you up.”
Have you no favors to ask for yourself? Write, if you like a long list of all your wishes – all needs of your soul – and come and read it to Me. Tell Me simply how self-indulgent you are, how selfish, how cowardly, how idle; ask Me to help to you improve. Poor child!…