Tag Archives: God

when the Bible is worse than a whisky bottle…

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Harsh, yes. But we all know it’s the unvarnished truth. We have all looked down that street, and we have all seen the terrible results.

the earth provides

So true

I have posted this quote in the distant past, but sometimes we all just need a little reminder. God created our world perfectly. That means there is truly enough for all. The secret is sharing instead of hoarding…and yes, it really is that simple.

“some great and glorious day” has arrived…in spades

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If Mencken is correct, and I fear he is, we deserve what we have, and we are reaping exactly what we have sown. If the fear, hatred, bitterness, open racism, greed and corruption now on display by the lying pig in the White House truly represents this great country’s “inner soul” then may God have mercy on us all.

theology of the pines

Thomas Merton, one of my favorite theologians and writers, was a contemplative after my own heart.

Almost 40 years ago, while on an Holy Week retreat at the Holy Cross Abby near Berryville, Virginia, I wrote

DANCE OF THE CEDARS

Outside my guesthouse window
the four small cedars
stand in a row,
guarding the wall
that guards the propane tank.

This morning, just for me,
they shared their freedom
and their joy
as I watched them dance
to the song in the wind.

In that dance
was a celebration of life
just as it was promised,
full and free and without a care,
just the way it was meant to be.

God will not hold us Guiltless

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Faithfulness to the Gospel demands nothing less. God will not hold us guiltless for silence in the face of evil.

Bonhoeffer was a German theologian martyred for his opposition to Hitler. His words remind us that authentic spirituality requires a real and costly  discipleship.