Tag Archives: compassion

Reaching Back to Find My Way Foward

I wouldn’t be who I am today Or, where I am today If, when I was 19 years old, I hadn’t stumbled upon the book Raids on the Unspeakable by Thomas Merton. I can no longer find it on my bookshelf, but … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

I have been thinking about forgiveness.  It is a deeply challenging topic in the prison where I volunteer. You would think that the question would be whether the women there can feel forgiven – by their victims, by society, by … Continue reading

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A Question of Perspective

The gospel lesson yesterday was the parable which Eugene Peterson titles, “the Story of the Greedy Farmhands”.   It is one of Jesus’ stories which includes torture and death to make his point.  It is clear what Jesus was trying to … Continue reading

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That Time of Year Again

Fox News’ “war” is designed to criticize the “secularization” of our culture wrought by atheists, agnostics, liberals, leftists, progressives, and separation of church and state zealots — i.e. Democrats. This irreligious coalition force is allegedly waging a strategic offensive on … Continue reading

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