Every passion, even if it passes, should be fed, indulged a little, not too extravagantly, but enough to allow our hearts to expand.
The potential of motherhood is a remarkable thing. We can learn a great deal from it, whether we are mothers or not. A woman carries a child inside her, slowly over time becoming more and more aware of its movements, its hiccups, its wakefulness, its tendency to kick in the middle of the night. HerContinue reading “What we can learn from motherhood”
It turns out that Spring Fever is real. Centuries ago, it was the name for land scurvy and cured by consuming lemons, limes or oranges, Dr. Greg Swabe wrote for Knox Pediatrics in 2018. The disease “involved fatigue, malaise, easy bruising, bone pain, hemorrhaging of the scalp and gums, and poor wound healing….their vitamin C levels became depleted duringContinue reading “Spring Fever”
Earth Day Earth Day was April 22. It is an annual event, begun on April 22, 1970, to demonstrate support for environmental protection. 193 countries now celebrate it. The official theme for 2022 is “Invest in Our Planet.” Arbor Day April 29 was Arbor Day, a secular day of observance which encourages individuals and groupsContinue reading “Arbor Day and Earth Day”
Solidarity. It is more than sentiment. It’s a movement towards unity, understanding and care for one another that could change the face of this land.
“Wash the dishes not because it is dirty nor because you are told to wash it, but because you love the person who will use it next.”
Washing the dishes becomes a moment to show love. If we focus in on the tasks on the list and at the end of the day, we have a better sense the purpose of what we are doing.
And so the usual pattern for many a practitioner of Lenten disciplines is to see, first, the perfectionist in those first two weeks of Lent. Dedicated, focused, zealous in his commitments, he dives wholeheartedly into the process. But then the bite comes on after that time, the pleasure of change diminishes and the work becomes difficult.
The Poet’s revelation is transcendent, it goes beyond what we know from what little we witness with our eyes. It goes into the spiritual depths of our hearts
hat does our garden look like this March? Blooms here and there with the promise of beauty and the lessons in patience.
Inwardly, he knows and he knows that God knows, this is is what matters most now. In this he can rest. Someone knows him; Someone sees him; Someone understands. Ivan Illyich dies with little more understanding of that Someone then he set out with, but he knows something, and with this knowledge, he can stop fighting.