Category Archives: Encounter

From Nature, Into My Heart

    I am always amazed whenever I looked up at the skies. I am at a loss for words when I stare out at the heavens on a clear night and see all those billions of stars and the … Continue reading

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Feeling Like the Dutiful Son, Behaving Like the Prodigal One

I have lost count of the many time I have heard or read the story of the prodigal son. And I must admit there are quite a number of times, I end up feeling like the dutiful son. I would … Continue reading

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Silence And Prayer

Praying puts us in touch with that which cannot be perceived by the senses. Whether done with others or alone, praying expresses our desire to embrace the ineffable. Whether in prayer or just to be with myself, I often spend … Continue reading

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O Lord, Graciously Heal Us

At sunset, all who had people sick with various diseases brought them to him. He laid his hands on each of them and cured them. And demons also came out from many, shouting, “You are the Son of God.” But … Continue reading

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Prayer In My Life

Often, my prayers and reflections lead me to thinking why I am here. My yearnings are many and varied. I do yearn for physical pleasures and material possessions. But my deepest and most persistent longing is to find out the … Continue reading

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Sell What You Have And Follow

There can be three levels of defining our relationship with others and the world. There is ownership: I have possessions, I can even have a family and children. Ownership is good but it can give way to selfishness and acquisitiveness. … Continue reading

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An Abiding Sense of Awe and Wonder

There is a saying that no knight is a hero to his valet. Often, the routine of daily living dulls one’s sense of magic and mystery. People love children because it takes so little to stoke in them a deep … Continue reading

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