Monthly Archives: August 2016

Lesson Unfolding

Sometimes we stay in prisons long after they are closed. I saw my CancerCare social worker today and asked to start with a mindfulness practice. The events of this week sort of pulled me under rough water. I knew I … Continue reading

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Narrow Doors

The owner will shut the door of the House at some point and we will stand outside, knocking, only to hear a voice say, I do not know where you come from. This is not an easy Gospel reading at … Continue reading

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Tying Heavy Burdens

The Gospel from Matthew today is a hard read because we may recognize ourselves in it. We may see that like the scribes and Pharisees we tie up heavy burdens for others to carry, but are unwilling to life a … Continue reading

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You Shepherds

This post is about the challenging aspects of community. I read yesterday’s First Reading from Ezekiel with some sadness. At the funeral earlier that day, I had two conversations with people who had been let down by community, and in … Continue reading

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Community Love

I returned home from my most recent travels in a bit of a funk. It has taken me several days to de-funk and unpack what has been going on for me. I acknowledged yesterday that I was grumpy and hating … Continue reading

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Looking to Jesus

Brothers and sisters, Hebrews often begins, and the second reading tonight is no different. The assembly is listening as Paul speaks, encouraging us to remember that we are not alone, but surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses.  We are … Continue reading

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Change of Purpose

I am sitting at the airport, awaiting my flight home. I will be boarding shortly. I am ready to come home. The time away has been fabulous on many levels but I need to be moving on and paying attention … Continue reading

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