Defining revelation for me is very challenging. I have broken it down into four levels and one huge spiritual barrier. It is more personal and real. It is not driven by the “Book of Revelation.” I am not a mystic – though I sometimes wish I could be. Than again, be careful what you wish for – you may get what you ask! The … Read More Revelation?
Excerpt from “The Edge of Sadness” by Edwin O’Connor: “We all share in a shattering duality — and by this I don’t mean that soggy, superficial split that one so often sees: the kind of thing, for example, where the gangster sobs uncontrollably at an old Shirley Temple movie. I mean the fundamental schism that Newman referred to when he spoke of man being forever … Read More Contemplating Good and Evil
“This virtue of the great and the small, which always makes us look at the horizon. What does magnanimous mean? It means having a great heart, having greatness of mind; it means having great ideals, the wish to do great things in response to what God asks of us. (It means also)……..to do well the routine……daily actions, task, meetings with people –doing the little … Read More Magnanimity, Mindfulness & God
Donald Trump Divides God’s Voters? An opinion piece in the NY Times had this catchy title.[i] I had a visceral reaction of disgust to this piece as I did the night before watching the GOP political debate (notably absent Trump). I felt as if I was waking up to a news story of a church sacristy being robbed of its vestments and sacred vessels … Read More Imposters
This is the chapel of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy located in Stockbridge, Ma. My family and I have visited this shrine many times. The grounds are beautiful and services are daily, small, and intimate. The Marians of the Immaculate Conception and Marian helpers are custodians of the shrine. The shrine venerates “Blessed Virgin Mary.” Other titles for Mary include Holy Queen … Read More Puzzles