Category Archives: Encounter

Beauty Over And Out Of Ugly

This is a burl. A burl is a rounded knotty growth on a tree, seen by many as an imperfection, and maybe even as a symptom of a disease or the sign of a faulty growth. But in the hands … Continue reading

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Life After Death Sightings

  These are very hopeful and consoling words from today’s First Reading: “The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. . . . ; because God tried them and found them … Continue reading

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Living The Life Of The Spirit

It is theĀ  desert experiences that make possible the beauty of the valley. The small painful moments that prepare us to face the big dramatic ones with courage and fortitude. It is only when we are empty that That God … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days

There was a time I was puzzled by what the term “good old times” meant. I was young then. I couldn’t imagine how anyone could or would like to look back into the past and revel in it. All those … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost

Blink! There are some things that we see and understand in the blink of an eye. Intuitively. These include many spiritual insights: presence, peace, love, care, yearning, joy. These require no rational explanations. We only need to look deeply into … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2018, II

We see what we seek We find what’s in our mind. We search and then discover we had it all the while. The earth and nature bequeaths their tresures to those who would stop and listen in the silence. Just … Continue reading

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One And Done or Work In Progress?

The Resurrection is often seen and interpreted as a ‘one and done’ event. We have all been redeemed by Christ on Calvary. But I think that Redemption is better seen as a ‘work in progress’. That is why we also … Continue reading

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