Is there not a beautiful thought connected with prayer for the dead? Were it not sad to feel that when our loved ones pass away, they are wholly separated from us? Through prayer we may still hold communion with them; by the spirit of… Continue Reading “All Souls Day”
Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. E.B. White Charlotte’s Web Every morning I receive a daily quote from Gratefulness.org. After reading today’s, I knew there were many images that easily preach the presence of wonder. Are we listening?
Everybody is unique. Do not compare yourself with anybody else lest you spoil God’s curriculum. – Baal Shem Tov
Today is the Feast of Saint Luke; the Gospel of Luke is attributed to him. We read today from that Gospel: Jesus said to them, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the mast of the harvest to send out… Continue Reading “Walk this Way”
This watercolor painting of Mount Shasta was created by Sister Joanne Cullimore, OP. Mt. Shasta is a majestic snow covered mountain that is part of the Cascades in California. It is one of the state’s 14ers, and stands 14,161 feet high. Truly, this painting… Continue Reading “Sometimes Watercolor is Preaching”
Not long ago I spent a week in Springfield, Illinois, and had the opportunity to visit both the Lincoln Museum and Lincoln’s Tomb. The exhibit in the museum was sobering, and I only wish I had more time to take it all in. For… Continue Reading “Building Monuments”
The theme is forgiveness. We know that Jesus taught us to forgive, but when the rubber hits the road, we end up feeling like the sentiment on these bumper stickers that I saw this summer at Descanso Gardens in Southern California. So, I ask… Continue Reading “Their Lives Are a Preaching on Forgiveness”