Last year’s Loss and this year’s Lent

Dabo Swinney, most beloved inspirational speaker, occasionally has to remind his players, coaches, fans, and perhaps even himself that G-d teaches us through losses as much as if not more than wins.  A powerful loss presents the most effective teaching moment there is. When we are suddenly shaken by an unexpected outcome or heartbreaking event, …

I hear You…Where are You?

When I was in high school, I was still on speaking terms with G-d. I would stand 'straight and tall' with toes over the edge of the worn brick steps of our broad front porch and converse on the regular with G-d, Who was always accessible somewhere up in the dark shadowed branches of the …

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.

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