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Becoming ever more human

The feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus The Heart of Christ is a powerful symbol for many Christians and not just Catholics. It helps us to understand the mystery of God’s love and what it entails, at least in part. For in the Incarnation, God is speaking to us in ways that we understand. […]

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Prophets are so very annoying

(The feast of the nativity of St. John the Baptist) Prophets are noted for their urgency as well as being very annoying. They are outspoken and can be strange. St. John the Baptist is no exception. He spoke out about the seriousness of our lives. About the importance of taking stock of what we are […]

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Williams’s heart felt prayer

Well it was quite a morning with William, for you never know what to expect when it comes to taking care of his nursing needs. As his disease progresses, his symptoms will of course become more pronounced and painful for all involved. This morning while cleaning him, or perhaps ‘attempting’ is the better word, he […]

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What is, is

20As I was talking (to) Ann about some of my difficulties with a couple of people I know, going on and on about it as is my wont. She stopped me, looked intently and said: “Why all the arrogance; this need to try to change others. . . Trying to tell others how, or what […]

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Will we manifest

When I was young, many years ago, though it seems like yesterday; I thought I was in control, centered, strong and together. I don’t know how I thought this, it seems amazing that I could have been so callow, yet I was young after all. As the years pile up, so does my experience with […]

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Some Poetic Musings on Life

Too soon When young and healthy the world is ours, our bodies sleek, or if not at least strong, if not that, we still have years to look forward to, death something far off not to be thought off. Yet the years speed by and soon, too soon, we find ourselves among the middle aged […]

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Feast of the Holy Trinity

Community life and my own inner life I have often wondered what it would be like to simply live by myself. Go to work, then after work spend time by myself reading and thinking and maybe writing. What would it be like if I had no one to challenge me in my thoughts? I guess […]

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The man in the wheel chair

Sometimes people, strangers seen, even it not met, perhaps particularly if not met, can take on a symbolic importance that can become haunting. Yesterday I took Alphonse to the VA for his annual appointment at the Bronze clinic, which is on the Tenth floor of the hospital. After the appointment we had to go to […]

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Tolerance

I often write about tolerance towards others, it is something central to who I am and what I believe, at least on the surface of things. However, perhaps the main reason I write and ponder this subject is because it is something lacking deep within my own soul that arises when provoked, tired, and not […]

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Pray with the heart

“Therefore, my children, pray, pray, pray, with the heart, pray with love, pray with good works. Pray so that the world will change, that the world will be saved. With love live the words of my Son. Do not judge, instead love one another so that my heart will triumph. Thank you”. Our Lady of Medjugorje […]

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