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Charged and Crushed

On a recent Lenten retreat the G. M. Hopkins poem, God’s Grandeur, was used as part of the reflection time. When I first was diagnosed a thoughtful friend sent me a copy of The Word in the Wilderness:  A Poem … Continue reading

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Be Radiant!

My Magi are interspersed with candles this year as they make their way to the stable. The first reading for Epiphany is delightful. From Isaiah 60:1-6, the theme is light: Arise, shine! Be radiant! What struck me reading it was … Continue reading

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Lighting the Way

I watched as the last of the Chanukah candles burned out yesterday. Everyone else had moved on to latkes and conversations. I had too but I kept one eye on the candles in the menorah. These three brightly-coloured candles whose … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Son

The sun showed up early this morning in all its glory, as if to say Here I am, after the longest night of the year,  here I am where I have always been, waiting for you to notice me.  Ah, … Continue reading

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Bread of Adversity

Tomorrow we light a new Advent candle. This week of Hope will be ending shortly. Where did you find Hope? When, as in the First Reading, we are given the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, we are … Continue reading

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Peace Be Within

Your wake-up call is found in today’s readings, especially the Gospel. Keep awake! Jesus encourages us in Matthew 24. In Romans 13  we are told to put on the armor of Light and to live honourably. Advent begins and we … Continue reading

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Crashing Waves

I have often said that my father is like a cat with nine lives, except that he has used up eleven of them. He has had many medical situations that bring him close to the edge of the cliff but … Continue reading

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