Fourth Week of Advent 2020

“…Love cannot and will never calculate losses and profits, or any pragmatic transaction. Love is far beyond commerce and rationality.   It is a magnifying lens over the heart (as Mary proclaims: ‘My heart magnifies the Lord’) through which other hearts are caught on fire when we consent to the incarnation of Christ through our own lives.”

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Third Week of Advent 2020

“When you come face to face with all that’s unknown and unseen; instead of making a stand against it (out of fear); may you find the grace to fall furiously into faith, hope, and love…”

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Second Week of Advent 2020

“As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way. A voice of one crying out in the desert: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.'”

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First Week of Advent 2020

Joseph Campbell said it well: “You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.”

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Advent 2020

“As I light this flame, I lay myself before Thee.” (Ancient Celtic Prayer)

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A Trembling and a Fascination

“When you come face to face with all that’s unknown and unseen; instead of making a stand against it (out of fear); may you find the grace to fall furiously into faith, hope, and love.”

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Night Waiting…

A Winter Blessing….

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We Awaken in Christ’s Body

“Christ awakens as the Beloved in every last part of our body…”

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Third Week of Advent 2019

“When we honestly look at the suffering of the world, reality will not allow us to become blind optimists. When we honestly look at the unrelenting love of God expressed in ordinary people, reality will not allow us to become cynical pessimists.”

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Second Week of Advent 2019

“John proclaimed the coming of a new reality which was already breaking in—the ‘Realm of Heaven.’ In John’s gospel, Jesus referred to it as “eternal life.” Paul called it ‘the New Creation,’ while John the Revelator saw it as the ‘New Earth.’”

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