Archives for February 2012

How to be alive

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                                        Those who want to save their life will lose it,          and those who lose their life for my sake,          and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.                   —Mark… continue reading »

Take up your cross

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                     Meditate slowly on these words. Jesus said: Deny yourself and take up your cross and follow me. —Mark 8. 34-37                               Renounce the illusion that you are an isolated… continue reading »

You are with me

Holy One, Light of my shadows and Way of my wandering, you are the desert in whom I find myself; you are the presence in whom, in solitude, I am not alone. Walk with me into the wilderness of my… continue reading »

Where the wild things are

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                              And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness.          He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan;          and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited… continue reading »

Dust to dust

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                     It’s not easy to tell people they’re going to die. It’s not easy to tell dozens of them, one by one, face to face. They came forward willingly, as if to… continue reading »

Ashes

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                     All that was precious and heartfelt is nothing but ashes, a smudge borne away on your forehead, God. I am dust and to dust I return, in your hands, awaiting your… continue reading »

Burying the alleluias

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                     Among the untranslated words of our liturgy, Alleluia is dear. A word of love, a word of praise and joy, a word of gratitude for grace, a it can make a… continue reading »

Sing

          Music of Life, sing in me. Heavenly rhythm, dance in my heartbeat. Beautiful voice of the universe, sing in my breathing. Every moment I listen for your love song, I move to it, I live in harmony with it.… continue reading »

Listen

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                     He was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking… continue reading »

Light in the darkness

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                     Loose the bonds of injustice, undo the thongs of the yoke, let the oppressed go free, and break every yoke. Then your light shall break forth like the dawn.          —Isaiah 58.6,… continue reading »

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