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Forgive As We are Forgiven – Love As We are Loved

Let’s face it. In the human experience, forgiveness gets complicated. The dynamics of righteousness, perceptions, stubbornness, anger, justification – often overshadow our desire to forgive. Have you ever experienced praying the Our Father & reached the words ‘forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us,” to become just a tad apprehensive […]

By |September 15th, 2017|Blog, Reflection|0 Comments

Who Do You Say That I Am?

Have you heard this one? Moses & Jesus were out golfing. They came to a par three, 200 yard fairway that stretched over a water hazard. Jesus addresses the ball. Moses asks, “What club are you using?” “An eight iron” answers Jesus. “Not enough club,” says Moses. “But Tiger Woods uses […]

By |August 23rd, 2017|Blog, Reflection|0 Comments

What a wonderful world

So goes the song by Bob Thiele (who went by the name “George Douglas”) and George David Weiss. It was sung into immortality by Louis Armstrong.

I thought of this song as I was watching the morning news recently – there was a report about Roberta Ursrey and her husband, Brian Ursrey, of Panama City, who […]

By |July 27th, 2017|Blog, Reflection|0 Comments

The Deeper Meaning of Life

Plutarch, a Greek biographer and philosopher, once wrote ”time is the wisest of all counselors”.

This may be one of the many reasons we reverence the “elders” of our community; they are seats of wisdom and insight. However, they offer even more than that – they hold within their beings a landscape of understanding that […]

By |August 17th, 2016|Blog, Reflection, Time|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Dr. Charlotte Tomaino

This month, check out The Omega Center’s blog for a great article from Charlotte:
CAN YOU CHOOSE A CONSCIOUSNESS OF LOVE TO LIVE FROM?

By |August 17th, 2016|Blog, Reflection|0 Comments

St. John Daily Decalogue Part 3

Only for today, I will be happy in the certainty that I was created to be happy, not only in the other world but also in this one. – St. John XXIII

I heard several times that in an African version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the answer to the question of “Why were […]

By |February 19th, 2016|Blog, Lent, Reflection, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lint or Lent? Your Choice

A few years ago at a church gathering of young people, I asked the question: What is Lent? The innocent response of a certain child blew me away. Thinking he heard the word “lint”, he said: “Isn’t that the stuff that’s in your bellybutton?” Following an affectionate reclarification of the word, we started a discussion […]

By |February 9th, 2016|Blog, Lent, Reflection|0 Comments

St. John XXIII Daily Decalogue Part 2

Only for today, I will take the greatest care of my appearance: I will dress modestly; I will not raise my voice; I will be courteous in my behavior; I will not criticize anyone; I will not claim to improve or to discipline anyone except myself. – St. John XXIII

In our first reflection, we discussed […]

By |October 14th, 2015|Blog, Reflection|0 Comments

John XXIII Daily Decalogue Reflection part 1

Only for today, I will seek to live the livelong day positively without wishing to solve the problems of my life all at once. – from the Daily Decalogue of St. John XXIII

This intention of John XXIII “should” be a source of relief, but often it is more of a discipline.

Researchers say that we humans […]

By |October 5th, 2015|Blog, Reflection|0 Comments

Reflection Series on the Daily Decalogue of St. John XXIII

A question: How do you go about planning your day?

We’re all concerned about doing that which is most important and becoming the best we can be, but my thinking is that most of us, if we plan at all, simply make a list of things we have to do during the day and then get […]

By |September 21st, 2015|Blog, Reflection|0 Comments