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The Fullness of Time

The Fullness of Time

As we approach the special time of All Souls and All Saints Days, the following reflection by Richard Rohr is truly uplifting and eye opening. What some call “liminal space” or threshold space (in Latin, limen means a threshold) is a very good phrase for those...

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Divine Action

Divine Action

The Divine action may turn our lives upside down; it may call us into various forms of service.  Readiness for any eventuality is the attitude of one who has entered into the freedom of the Gospel.  Commitment to the new world that Christ is creating requires...

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The Idea of God

The Idea of God

When you say God, you don’t really mean God.  You mean your idea of God, or, to put it another way, you mean God as not-God.  I say that because whatever we say about God is more unlike who God is than saying nothing.  And so, where do you begin?  Well, all that...

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Choices

Choices

It is amazing the number of choices we make in a day.  Small things like, should I work-out and get some exercise or get comfy on the couch with a good movie?  Do I want chicken for dinner or should I have fish? Clean the garage?  No, I dont' think so.  But there...

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On the edge of autumn

On the edge of autumn

September has a strange and wonderful feeling. It is the best part of the summer and the hardest part of the summer. Just when summer gets perfect—fresh nights, soft sun, casual breezes, crushingly full and quietly cooling trees, empty beaches and free weekends—it...

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Enough

Enough

Become the one you are waiting for. You have searched, secretly believing that there must be more … that somehow, you were not enough. In letting go of the burden of truth, another empty promise, you have arrived here … There is no ground behind you on which to...

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