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Tag Archive for ‘journey’

All of those I will meet today

This is my best day. I live to serve you, God. I will pray for all of your children who will not get out of bed today because they died or they are sick, or they are sad. Please help me to be kind to and to love all of those who I meet today. […]

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The feast of the Holy Innocents

Free from moral wrong; without sin; pure: innocent children. As an historical event the killing of the innocent children by Herod in order to find and destroy the Christ Child was of minor importance. All through history the innocent have been killed, enslaved, and abused without any recourse to justice. In fact, in this world, […]

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When our journey begins

One of the biggest issues that come up with people on a spiritual path that is theistic is their own projections onto God. We project on to each other all the time and it can cause serious issues in relating. If the projection is positive or negative, it can have the same result, a break […]

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Deeper needs arising

Years ago I was talking to a friend of mine. Her name was Judy F. She is now gone, she died about 10 years ago. She was a little older than me and she would come out to see me about once a month. As a person goes she was very complex with lots of […]

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A Quiet Day Out

A memory from my time in the Infirmary (Br. William died 1/25/13) This was written in January of 2007 I came into work this afternoon and the first person I saw was William, who had that look. It was the look that communicated to me, that perhaps he needed to get out and about for a […]

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What we believe is a choice

Prayer keeps us open to the Spirit. The Spirit seeks to heal and lead us to fuller life; we all have an infinite capacity to grow, to learn, to love and to have an ever deeper relationship with the Infinite, the lover of our souls. Either life is an open ended affair, or it is […]

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It does not matter

I took Luke to the dentist today, a moved up appointment, which was good, he needed an emergency root canal, so we gladly took the appointment. It is a very nice drive to the office, no traffic, pleasant day, again no rain, which I wish was otherwise. Nice days can be way overrated if you ask […]

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Alone before God

We all carry the monk archetype in our souls A man came to me and asked me why the monastery was so important to him. He went on to say that when he is here staying at our retreat house, he feels at peace and more centered. However when he leaves it seems to go […]

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To seek is to find

Experience with a retreatant One day about two years ago we had a retreatant here who stood out among the others. She was perhaps in her late forties or early fifties, intelligent, with some piercings and a number of small tattoos on her arms. We talked a couple of times and I always found her […]

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Questions about ‘Ultimate Reality’

When talking to people about their inner lives and how they pray and process, I find that I have talked to no one who fits into any kind of preconceived all size fits all spirituality. Each person is unique in how they deal with the mystery of who they are and how they relate to […]

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