I've lived here at the community with my wife, Marsha, and daughter, Anna, since its founding in 2003. I serve as spiritual director, lawn keeper, and jokester. I'm part leprechaun as well.

Author Archives: David Morrison

Community in Solitude

“I see families huddled in hospital parking lots, unable to accompany their dying loved ones. They are the disciples who stood off and away, watching Jesus expire in agony. The nurses and doctors are the sacred women who stood vigil at the foot of the cross…”

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Palm Sunday

“Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to gather together this Holy Week. It is an invitation to celebrate and reflect in solitude. When the gift of solitude is fostered, the gift of community begins to emerge. We then become aware of our unity with the mystical Body of Christ, and a deep solidarity with the suffering of the world grows within us, and we become more empathetic and vulnerable in our encounters with others.”

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Squinting into the Sunlight

“In uncertain times, (such as the pandemic through which our world is presently suffering), people of faith struggle with the question, ‘What is God doing in all of this?’”

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Wells in the Wildnerness

“It’s at the desert well where humanity fills the human need of the divine and the divine meets the eternal need of the human. It’s a symbiotic and synergistic relationship…”

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The Little Promises of Spring

“We don’t have to go far to find the treasure we are seeking. There is beauty and goodness right were we are. And only when we can see the beauty and goodness that are close by can we recognize beauty and goodness on our travels far and wide…“ -Henri J.M. Nouwen

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