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Wednesday of Hope – Hope Amidst Fear and Loss

When all the ordinary divides and patterns are shattered, people step up to become their brothers’ keepers. And that purposefulness and connectedness bring joy even amidst death, chaos, fear, and loss. – Rebecca Solnit

Wednesday of Hope – Unfailing Love

What gives me hope is that life unfailingly responds to the advances of love. – Nipun Mehta

Merry Christmas – 2019

The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to them we call them ordinary things. – Hans Christian Andersen

Recipe for a Happy New Year

Take twelve whole months. Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate, and jealousy. Make them just as fresh and clean as possible. Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty, or thirty-one different parts, but don’t make up the whole batch at once. Prepare it… Continue Reading “Recipe for a Happy New Year”

The Poet Speaks Again

To live, we must daily break the body and shed the book of creation. When we do it knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament. When we do it ignorantly, greedily, destructively, it is a desecration. – Wendell Berry, The Gift of Good… Continue Reading “The Poet Speaks Again”

Love, the Key to Hope

Today’s Gospel story, on this 5th Sunday of Lent, is the raising of Lazarus from the dead. We are reminded, then, to hope when our situation looks bleakest. True love is embodied in expectancy, an eagerness to love God now as a preparation for… Continue Reading “Love, the Key to Hope”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

Make your lives a masterpiece, you only get one canvas. E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly I find Chihuly’s work captivating. His canvas of glass is colorful, whimsical, and delightful. May our lives be as transparent.

Astonishingly Beautiful

To  be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly. -Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, Quoted in Age Doesn’t Matter Unless You’re Cheese, by Kathryn and Ross Petras

Light and Beauty – Light and Salvation

Today’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 27. The Lord is my light and my salvation. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The LORD is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid? The Lord is my light… Continue Reading “Light and Beauty – Light and Salvation”

Proclaim God’s Marvelous Deeds

Today’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 96. Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations. Sing to the Lord a new song;     sing to the Lord, all you lands. Sing to the Lord;     bless God’s name. Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all… Continue Reading “Proclaim God’s Marvelous Deeds”