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Wednesday of Hope – No One/Nothing is Hopeless

  When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God. – Charles L. Allen These doors are displayed on the lawn in front of Pilgrim Congregational Church in Oak Park, Illinois. Last year… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – No One/Nothing is Hopeless”

Wednesday of Hope – One Day at a Time

Today is only a small manageable segment of time in which our difficulties need not overwhelm us. This lifts from our hearts and minds the heavy weight of both past and future. – Anonymous, One Day at a Time in Al-Anon

The Greatest Gift

The greatest gift one can give is thanksgiving. In giving gifts, we give what we can spare, but in giving thanks we give ourselves. –¬†David Steindl-Rast,¬†Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

Wednesday’s Child Is Full of . . . Hope

The theme for the month of November (on Sundays) is still Gratitude. But for this particular Wednesday, I’ve decided we need a change in the words of the nursery rhyme. I’m going to squeeze a little hope in alongside gratitude. Don’t you think they’ll… Continue Reading “Wednesday’s Child Is Full of . . . Hope”

O Key of David, Come!

This week of Advent is the week of the O Antiphons. Today’s O Antiphon is: Alleluia, Alleluia. O Key of David, Opening the gates of God’s Eternal Kingdom: Come and free the Prisoners of darkness! Alleluia, Alleluia. To learn more about them, please read… Continue Reading “O Key of David, Come!”

Let Us Be Simple, and Turn into the House of Wisdom

We are encouraged in Sunday’s First Reading from the Book of Proverbs (Pr. 9:1-6) to seek wisdom. Wisdom has built her house, she has set up her seven columns; she has dressed her meat, mixed her wine, yes, she has spread her table. She… Continue Reading “Let Us Be Simple, and Turn into the House of Wisdom”