In a Christian Context An experience is good which heightens the appreciation of beauty, augments the moral will, enhances the discernment of truth, enlarges the capacity to love and serve one’s fellows, exalts the spiritual ideals, and unifies the supreme human motives of time with the eternal plans of the indwelling spirit, all of […]Read more "God, Atheism and the Problem of Evil – Part I"
Part VI. There is an encounter that plays itself out in my consciousness over and over again. The encounter between my inspiration, and futility, by which I mean doubt about the purpose I feel that I am directed toward. This is the dialog between my creative self and my inner critic. For […]Read more "Inspiration and Futility, Alternating Between the Poles"
2nd Reading – The Epistle – 2017.01.29 The Weak and the Foolish Take yourselves for instance, brothers, at the time when you were called: how many of you were wise in the ordinary sense of the word, how many were influential people, or came from noble families? No, it was to shame […]Read more "A Homily – 1 Corinthians 26 – 31 ©"
Monday, January 16th Today we celebrate the life and work of man who was fulfilled the role of our nation’s conscience. He was a prophet, not in the sense that he foretold the future, or that he had some unique channel to the Creator. He had no more, and no less access to supernatural powers […]Read more "Martin Luther King Day 2017"
The Epistle, The 2nd Reading – 2016.12.25 The Light of God At various times in the past and in various different ways, God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets; but in our own time, the last days, he has spoken to us through his Son, the Son that he has appointed […]Read more "A Homily – Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 1:1 – 6 ©"
The Gospel of Matthew 1:18-25 © Gospel Acclamation ~ Matthew 1:23 Romans 1:1-7 Responsorial Psalm 23 (24) 1-6 Isaiah 7:10-14 1st Reading Isaiah 7:10-14 The Lord spoke to Ahaz and said, ‘Ask the Lord your God for a sign for yourself coming either from the depths of Sheol or from the heights above.’ […]Read more "A Homily – The 4th Sunday of Advent"
I Water It is a sentence all by itself Subject, verb and predicate Water is the stuff of life Water, Am I Water II Water Held together in a fragile web Of membranes, of cell walls Permeable tissues, some hard As dense as bone, others soft As malleable as the wetted […]Read more "Aqua Poetica – Parts I – XX"