Sometimes the Best Punishment is a Good Time

There are 3 boys in my neighborhood who are misbehaving.  I suspect they are acting on wrong-headed thinking (read: hate) of their parents and acting-out to get their approval. This family dynamic is not my business.  However, the yelling of threats that include the n-word (directed at my neighbor and disturbing to my daughter) and …

Divine Mercy

To have one's heart broken and to chose to continue to love anyway, opens one's heart to Divine Mercy, and possibly the transmission of that mercy to others.  This is the Sacrament of Tears, as I understand it.

Do it like Jesus

When I woke this morning, I was reminded of what I read last night in The Wisdom Jesus  (Cynthia Bourgeault) about the distinction between John the Baptist as "the archetypal ascetic" and Jesus as 'full-participant in life.' I then realized that Christian children, educated in private Christian schools or home-schooled, are being taught to be …

Blessed are the Peacemakers

"(T)he peace Jesus speaks of—Pax Christi, the peace of Christ—waits and works for true peace by sacrificing the false self of power, prestige, and possessions. Such peacemaking will never be popular. The follower of Jesus is doomed to minority status." - Richard Rohr   (I have borrowed the image above from peace.maripo.com)