A Homily – Mark 13:33 – 37 ©

The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.12.03     Mindfulness, and the Way   He calls us to diligence and mindfulness, to perpetual and continuous watchfulness.   That is what it means to be in the way.   The way of loving service is never ending, so long as we are engaged in it, we […]

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A Homily – Matthew 22:15 – 22 ©

The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.10.22     The Way is Mindfulness   Listen to Jesus, the way is not concerned with the concerns of political parties, and zealots.   Pay taxes or not, it does not matter. What does matter is whether the choices you make reflect the desire of God to see […]

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On Zen Buddhism – Part I

The Perfect Way knows no difficulties Except that it refuses to make preference Only when freed from hate and love It reveals itself fully and without disguise   A tenth of an inch’s difference And heaven and earth are set apart If you want to see it manifest Take no thoughts either for or against […]

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Lamplight – Collected Parts

The way was lit by lanterns Some blaring like a beacon Others cloaked and hooded  Lanterns burning in the heart A light from age to age, aglow Against the curtain of time In the wild dark of space In our country, in our homes   A compass reveals the way A floating needle pointing true […]

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Lamplight Part III

The way was told in whispers We could not cry for it aloud It was always just before our feet By the side of the road right now We stood in the eternal moment A lantern on a pole before us Raised up, and hanging on a tree So bright its light was blinding Advertisements

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A Homily – John 3:16 – 18 ©

The Gospel According to John – 2017.06.11     Hope and Fear   The gift of life is not transactional. It is free. We do not have to ask for it, just as we did not ask to be born, like true love, eternal life comes to us without conditions.   God, the creator of […]

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A Homily – John 14:1 – 12 ©

The Gospel According to John – 2017.05.14     Getting It The Gospels are replete with stories that depict the ignorance of Jesus’ twelve male disciples.   You them. They were human beings and like all of us they were flawed, confused, and ignorant.   Jesus even refers to Saint Peter as “Satan,” the enemy, […]

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