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Posts from the ‘God’s Call’ Category

Shall I Become a Lighthouse?

May I become an island for those seeking dry land
A lamp for those needing light,
A place of rest for those who desire one,
And a servant for those needing service.

–  Shantideva

And may I become a lighthouse when need be

And may I become a lighthouse when need be

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

Bloom with abandon!

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Perservere

When we persevere with the help of a gentle discipline, we slowly come to hear the still, small voice and to feel the delicate breeze, and so to come to know the presence of Love.

– Henri Nouwen

Am I listening?

Am I listening?

Heart Touching Words of Rumi

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What draws you?

– Jalaluddin Rumi Essential Rumi, versions by Coleman Barks

Liberty, Freedom and Justice for All

On this Independence Day, how should we judge ourselves?

A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it’s lowest ones.
― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

When I came across these words by Nelson Mandela, I recalled similar words that I had seen at the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC.

So how are we doing at providing liberty and justice for all? Or does it mostly go to those who can pay for it?

So how are we doing at providing liberty and justice for all? Or does it mostly go to those who can pay for it?

The Baptism of Jesus

Today is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Today’s Entrance Antiphon for the Sunday Liturgy is from Matthew 3:16-17.

Artwork from the Vatican Library in Rome

Artwork from the Vatican Library in Rome

After the Lord was baptized,
   the heavens were opened,
and the Spirit descended upon him
   like a dove, and the voice of the Father thundered:
This is my beloved Son,
   with whom I am well pleased.

Whose Are We?

Today we hear from Psalm 100.

Know that the Lord is God;   God made us, we belong to God;
God’s people and tended flock.

In this case we see a herd, not a flock. But the concept is the same!
Whose are you?