Oblate Program at Belmont Abbey, NC

Tag Archive for ‘life’

We have to give ourselves to something

It is easy to forget that our lives are important and your choices and the path we choose invested with deep meaning. One thing I find intriguing is the way people deal with life. By people, I am putting myself in that group. We all know that life is a tough journey, no matter who […]

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Life

Life is life it seems to have it own rules, there are times when suffering comes, others when happiness blooms, both are passing, so is health, beauty, wealth for most, if not, it often brings more sorrow than joy, yet we love and cling toit so. If all things are passing, the good and the […]

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Kay

I met Kay (not her real name) for the first time last night in the retreat house. She was very attractive, 62 years old, intelligent, and she lived a very busy life. One of the first things she said to me, which was something I could sympathize with was: “before I die I want to […]

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Our path through life does not always make sense

I have come to understand that we are each on a path and God is our intimate fellow traveler, who seems to work faster for some, slower for others in bringing their life to fulfillment. I don’t have to understand how this happens, for some lives seem to be filled with chaos, pain and addictions, […]

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A man fatigued and under pressure

Sometimes I just want to go to sleep and not wake up! (Something a man on retreat told me.) I was taking to one of the men on retreat here. His life was out of control, his job was something that he hated and he and his wife were constantly fighting over money issues. Though […]

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We have one life

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.—Buddha When dealing with grief as we are this weekend, people come together who have become diligent. The temporal nature of ‘things’, of people, our health and yes, youth and […]

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Blessed

The ones cared for slowly wind down, eating less, even favorite foods do not tempt, or at least not as they once did. Often becoming more gentle with easier smiles much of the fight is gone if there in the first place. There are times of confusion yet even then they are soon forgotten, so […]

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Bridges

We are interior creatures. We interrupt what goes on around us. These interpretations are influenced by events that perhaps have taken place so far in the past that they are unconsciously forgotten, yet they still aid or hinder us in our everyday lives. For some people this can be a major hindrance if some sort […]

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The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus’ message

1. The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus’ message. Lovingly received day after day by the Church, it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity as “good news” to the people of every age and culture. . . . 63. . . . the use of human embryos or fetuses as an […]

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The Return of the (Pagan) Gods

A modern historian would have to labor to get a grip on the soup of religious ideas and practices that existed in the first century at the very dawn of Christianity. Yet the modern world is reviving precisely that as it progressively detaches itself from Christianity. Those ideas and practices are inspired by evil spirits now, […]

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