Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Without Love …

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Without Love …

Prayers

One Heart Grace (Grace Before Meals) …

As we make ready to eat this food we remember with gratitude the many people, tools, animals, and plants, air and water, sky and earth, turned in the wheel of living and dying, whose joyful exertion provide our sustenance this day. May we with the blessing of this food join our hearts to the one… Continue reading One Heart Grace (Grace Before Meals) …

Days of Advent, Poems, Quotes, Seasons

Making Room (Advent Meditation) …

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. — Luke 2:7 Refugees They have no need of our help So do not tell me These haggard faces could belong to you or me… Continue reading Making Room (Advent Meditation) …

Days In The Desert

Desert Day 45: The Opposite of Goodness …

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate before the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He Himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours alone, but also for the sins of the whole world. … Continue reading Desert Day 45: The Opposite of Goodness …

Quotes

Everything I Know About Prayer I Re-Learned In Spin Class …

Michael Rossmann, SJ, took up spinning to keep in shape during the winter. He lists 11 lessons he relearned while he rode his stationary bike. 1.  A class – or community – is invaluable. Sure, I can exercise on my own, just as I can pray by myself. That being said, it’s knowing that I… Continue reading Everything I Know About Prayer I Re-Learned In Spin Class …

Quotes

The Difference …

A man was given a tour of both Heaven and Hell, so he could intelligently select his final destination. The Devil was given first chance, so he started the "prospect" with a tour of Hell. The first glance was a surprising one because all occupants were seated at a banquet table loaded with every food… Continue reading The Difference …