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Do You Hear?

Do you hear what I hear? Angels appear in the oddest of places with the most remarkable timing. People often ask me what is helpful in this cancer maze. I cannot explain why a person does something and I find … Continue reading

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Love Came Down

Love comes down, from Heaven to earth, in a Divine Leap of Joy at Christmastime. God leaves the heavenly throne and rests his head as the Son in a manger because there was no room for him elsewhere. How often … Continue reading

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Afflicted Not Crushed

The readings today are for the feast of Saint Jean Brebeuf and his companions here in Canada. Brebeuf is a Canadian saint, a Jesuit who died while working among the Aboriginal people in Ontario. Today has been quite a day. … 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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Welcoming People

Today’s Gospel from Luke 10 Jesus explains to the disciples that the harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few.┬áHe goes on to say that if the townspeople welcome them, then they should remain there, eat what is set before … Continue reading

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New Wineskins

New wineskins are necessary in today’s gospel. You cannot store the new wine in old wineskins. Some days I think I am living in a new skin. The old one is being shed on this journey. I am finding that … Continue reading

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In Remembrance

The Body and Blood of Christ Feast is especially dear to me. I have a great love of the Eucharist.The complexity of the Eucharist is revealed in today’s mass readings. In 1 Corinthians 11, the Last Supper is explained as … Continue reading

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Laughter Unfurled

Do you have people who are part of your tribe–the ones where laughter unfurls and joy madly whirls? Those folks know your story because they have been there at various junctures, have been part of the lessons learned and the … Continue reading

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Friends

I am sitting in the chapel at the Barcelona airport, awaiting the arrival of friends from Berlin. Susanne and I met over 25 years ago in Washington, DC when we came to spend a year as interns working in the … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather

Do you still have friends from high school? Junior high school? Elementary school? Are there birds of a feather that still flock together? Recently I was at a funeral for a friend’s father. I had known this friend for decades … Continue reading

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