The Blue Vial

There once was a boy who received a present from an old man he had helped; it was a beautiful wooden box containing a crystal vial of bright blue liquid.  He was proud of this gift yet each time he showed it to someone, the vial would have slightly less blue liquid.  Eventually, even 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.

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 …