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Wednesday of Hope – Restoring Hope

We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace. – Pope Francis

Wednesday of Hope . . . 2

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Fasting from Self-Concern

Today’s Lenten fast can be from too much self-concern.  Instead, consider the experience and burdens of others, and “walk a mile in their moccasins.”

May Christmas Come

May Christmas Come by Alan Jones The rough beast slouching toward Bethlehem, still waits to come to term. Christmas comes and goes as we expect. Nothing changes. This year in New York, Jerusalem and Kabul, the Innocents are slaughtered according to Herod’s schedule. His… Continue Reading “May Christmas Come”

Thoughts on Hope – 13

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. – Thich Nhat Hanh

An Added Benefit of Kindness

Kindness does wonderful things to a face. -Dixie Doyle

What Is the Source of a True Smile?

    The source of a true smile is an awakened mind. Smiling helps you approach the day with gentleness and understanding. – Thich Nhat Hanh Peace is Every Step

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me

In Today’s Gospel reading, Luke 9:22-25, we read: Jesus said to his disciples: “The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.      Then he said to… Continue Reading “Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me”

Draw Near to God

Today’s reading from the Letter of James reminds us that Lent is on the way. So submit yourselves to God. Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and God will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you… Continue Reading “Draw Near to God”

Take Up Your Cross or the Cost of Discipleship

Today’s Gospel reading is from Mark 8 Jesus summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.  For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,… Continue Reading “Take Up Your Cross or the Cost of Discipleship”