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Deep Wells of Strength

Few men [or women] during their lifetimes come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used. – Richard Byrd

Entry or Exit?

Every exit is an entry somewhere else. – Tom Stoppard

The Well is Deep

There is a really deep well inside me. And in it dwells God. Sometimes I am there too. But more often stones and grit block the well, and God is buried beneath. Then God must be dug out again. – Etty Hillesum, from The… Continue Reading “The Well is Deep”

Today Is the Feast of Our Dominican Brother, Thomas Aquinas

Wonder is the desire for knowledge. – Saint Thomas Aquinas

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illuminate

What better illumination is there than that which comes from our God when we find ourselves in the dark are in need of light? The Gospel Acclamation for the Liturgy this day is:   Alleluia, alleluia. The people who sit in darkness have seen… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Illuminate”

Opening the Door to Mystery

The world as pure object is something that is not there. It is not a reality outside us for which we exist….It is a living and self-creating mystery of which I am myself a part, to which I am myself, my own unique door.… Continue Reading “Opening the Door to Mystery”

God Calls the Most Unlikely Among Us

Yesterday we read about the call of the Prophet Isaiah. In Sunday’s first reading from Amos 7:12-15, we see that, no matter how unlikely we might think we are as God’s choice for some special work, God just doesn’t see it that way. All… Continue Reading “God Calls the Most Unlikely Among Us”

Here I Am, Send Me

The first reading on Saturday is Isaiah 6:1-8 – a dramatic story of God calling the prophet. Though we may not see visions, doesn’t it always feel a bit dramatic to experience a sense of call . . . to get a glimpse of… Continue Reading “Here I Am, Send Me”

A Door to a New Beginning

John O’Donohue, while not specifically inviting us to open a new window or new door, does beckon us to move forward into what is “not yet clear” in his poem, “For a New Beginning.” The following is one stanza: Though your destination is not… Continue Reading “A Door to a New Beginning”