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Reflection 11, January 24, 2016, the 14th Sunday of Luke PONDER THESE THINGS IN YOUR HEART - January 23, 2016 ... uniform, preaching about Christ. How crazy am I? Am I bold enough in my faith to have someone look at me and say that I am crazy? Or is my faith so tame that I will pass through this life unnoticed by others? Today, St. Paul clues us in on an indispensable attitude to have: that "I am the foremost of sinners." I don't have to spend my life looking to clean up sin "out there." There is a feast aplenty within myself. We must admit that we are sinners and that we are terrible ...http://ponderintheheart.blogspot.com/2016/01/reflection-11-january-24-2016-14th.html
Not Fade Away GETTING TO THE POINT - January 22, 2016 ... shakers, peddlers of influence—all of these are people who for the most part do not in the end matter nearly as much as they seem to in the short run. Do not fear, then, Trump and Clinton, Sanders and Cruz, Trudeau and Wynne (for my Canadian readers), and the whole lot of schemers and spin doctors, lackeys and toadies and backroom boys and girls who attend them, and all the other proud players strutting the stage in January 2016—by January 2017 a good few of the will have faded ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2016/01/not-fade-away.html
My Soul Waits in Silence GETTING TO THE POINT - January 8, 2016 ... insightful. It seems to me that this psalm has a lot to teach us about why it is so important to carve out some space for silence in our lives, if it is at all possible. The mother or father in the midst of raising a lot of children is probably not going to find too much of that, but we're not all in that mode, are we? And yet it is such a cultural norm to constantly surround ourselves with noise and activity and fuss and bother. I think the lack of silence in our world today ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2016/01/my-soul-waits-in-silence.html
Confusing Pre-Epiphany Office COFFEE AND CANTICLES - January 2, 2016 ... designates today simply as "January 2." while our breviaries say "Saturday between January 2nd and Epiphany. I use a more recentlu published English breviary from Kenya, which uses the "January 2nd" designation, and today's first reading in the OOR is from Colossians, chapter 2. The American breviary, on the other hand, has a first reading from Isaiah. My advice the other day was to simply go with a digital breviary to be sure you were doing the right thing. ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CoffeeAndCanticles-TheDivineOfficeInYourLife/~3/1y84TKSKBxA/confusing-pre-epiphany-office.html
Looking in Triumph Over Our Foes GETTING TO THE POINT - October 26, 2015 ... words, all the things that we try not to make the main focus of our own spiritual lives! Generally speaking, as a spiritual director, I try to steer people away from this kind of obsessive stewing over injuries and God's punishments of those who deal them out. It doesn't seem to be the healthiest and most peaceful way to live one's life. Nevertheless, here we are. We are never given any specific information about the sufferings of the psalmist; it must have been severe, given the extremity of ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2015/10/looking-in-triumph-over-our-foes.html
There Is No God GETTING TO THE POINT - October 19, 2015 ... own country is having a federal election today, and I have been lamenting in various virtual and real world conversations the real lack of any good outcome. Lots of fools, for sure, but very few indeed who are 'wise, who seek after God.' It is this whole business of saying in one's heart 'there is no God' that is the root of all our human folly. And I am not thinking here of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens (RIP) and the like, although certainly they are part of it. I'm ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2015/10/there-is-no-god.html