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The Ground Has Always Been Shaky

Fear is a very timely topic now, because fear these days seems so palpable, so atmospheric. You can almost smell the fear around you. The polarization, fundamentalism, aggression, violence, and unkindness that are happening everywhere on the planet – these bring out our fear… Continue Reading “The Ground Has Always Been Shaky”

Salvation Happens

Salvation happens every time someone with a key uses it to open a door he could lock instead. – Barbara Brown Taylor

Wednesday of Hope . . . . It Just Makes Sense

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense regardless of how it turns out. – I have seen this quote attributed to several people, but I believe it is by Vaclav Havel

A Thought on Memorial Day

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It… Continue Reading “A Thought on Memorial Day”

What Shall We Do when there Seems to be No Hope?

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie

How to Find Faith

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Christmas Tapestry

The Christmas Tapestry By Michael Hare Duke The humdrum duties of the land, feeding the beasts, mucking out the straw provide the dull hessian background of the Christmas scene. Suddenly the tapestry is lit by glory’s gold and smirched by red threads of violence.… Continue Reading “The Christmas Tapestry”

We Celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe

  Today is the Feast of La Virgen de Guadalupe. I share a stylized image from a photo that I took in the National Shrine in Washington, DC, and I had to include a YouTube video of the people in the cathedral in Mexico… Continue Reading “We Celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe”

Thoughts on Hope – 16

At the bottom of the heart of every human being there is something that goes on indomitably expecting,  in the teeth of all experience of crimes committed, suffered and witnessed, that is good and not evil will be done to her. It is this… Continue Reading “Thoughts on Hope – 16”

Liberty, Freedom and Justice for All

On this Independence Day, how should we judge ourselves? A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it’s lowest ones. ― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom When I came across these words by Nelson Mandela, I recalled… Continue Reading “Liberty, Freedom and Justice for All”