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Sinful Anger in Social Media and the Loss of Civility

Social media in-and-of-itself is a good. Social media has given me the opportunity to become a writer and to grow in knowledge and skill in that area. I have been able to interact with people across the world who have written to me in response to articles that I have been blessed to publish. We […]

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Resentment, anger and forgiveness retreat

Having a retreat this weekend on Resentment, Anger and Forgiveness. It is not an easy one to give, since our relationships can be so painful, or even impossible. How to deal with it. Below is are some scribbling s on the subject. {We are a species who are involved in an inner struggle, at least […]

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Are Your Decisions Born of Fear or Love?

Do we choose the conceited illusion of control, or do we trust in God? Recently, I spent time talking to a man who seems to exist in a permanent state of rage about everything — headlines, the Church, the pope, the presidential campaigns — and it seemed to me that the taproot of all of […]

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The struggle

I suppose one of my greatest struggles is to free myself from what others think or feel about me. This has been something that I have worked with from childhood and am not sure actually how much progress I have made in this matter. Like most people, I would like to be understood, my intentions […]

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The struggle

I suppose one of my greatest struggles is to free myself from what others think or feel about me. This has been something that I have worked with from childhood and am not sure actually how much progress I have made in this matter. Like most people, I would like to be understood, my intentions […]

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When is it justified to angry?

A brother asked Abba Poemen: What does it mean to get angry at one’s brother without cause? And he replied: When your brother attacks you, whatever the insults are, if you get angry at him, you are getting angry without cause. Even if he were to pull out your right eye, and to cut off […]

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Bright flame

Sometimes it can’t be helped, two world views collide, for many reasons, some too deep to understand.  Yet we still try, rifts come into play, words spoken, emotions flare, and two people walk away from each other thinking the other wrong. Sometimes the divide is simply so wide that no bridge can be built, the […]

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Reaping the Whirlwind: A reflection on the deepening darkness that celebrates homosexual unions and activity

There is, among faithful Catholics [Christians], a dismay, and even an understandable anger at the events unfolding at the Supreme Court these past days related to to gay unions. And even if the court were to uphold traditional marriage (which does not seem likely), or merely return the matter to the States,  it seems quite […]

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Against Anger and Vengeance

One of the brethren that had been insulted by another, came to Abbot Sisois and told him the scorn that had been put upon him, and said, “I am set to revenge myself , Father.” And the old abbot began to entreat him to leave vengeance to God. But he said, “I shall not rest till […]

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Outburst

I suppose that many people at one time or another has trouble in dealing with very powerful emotions. They seem to have a life of their own these emotional reactions, coming to birth it seems explosively at times, or slowly building, until some form of expression must be articulated, often in destructive ways. I know […]

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