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You are blessed

(We can better understand the beatitudes of Jesus[1] alongside the texts from the Hebrew scriptures assigned for today[2]. Read together in light of the imagery we find there, we begin to make sense of Jesus’ challenging words. Both the Psalmist and … Continue reading

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A Poem from Rainer Maria Rilke

“My eyes already touch the sunny hill Going far ahead of the road I have begun. So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp; It has its inner light, even from a distance — And changes us, even if … Continue reading

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Lift, and open the gates!

I reacted with sadness and sympathy looking at the photo of my friend’s dog whose entire face, chest and front legs were pierced with dozens — maybe even hundreds — of the sharp quills of a porcupine. The photo was … Continue reading

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Marriage: valuing difference

I am an identical twin. Whenever people see my brother and me together, usually the first reaction is to express how similar we look and act. People, it seems, naturally start with what appears to unite us and make us … Continue reading

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A light-gift contemplation

The distant sun finding purchase through cracks in the clouds, Light filtered through earth-bound trees streaming across the plane onto my space. Our space.    This distant, constant, sun gives peace and stillness so all that is uncertain, in anguish … Continue reading

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Because you are a sky full of stars

I love the NHL TV ad where they show just the first seconds of an on-ice interview moments after a team has won the coveted prize — the holy grail of hockey — the Stanley Cup. After over 20-some games … Continue reading

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If only there were one use for salt

To melt ice and soften stone cold, unyielding hearts with words and acts of love, compassion, understanding, gentleness; To preserve food and persevere, don’t give up! for the future is worth the hard work of the present; To add flavour … Continue reading

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