Monthly Archives: April 2006

Sanctuary

“To seek approval is to have no resting place, no sanctuary. Like all judgment, approval encourages a constant striving. It makes us uncertain of who we are and of our true value. Approval cannot be trusted. It can be withdrawn … Continue reading

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There was no needy person among them

I was asked to do the first reading today at Mass. It is one of my favorite readings. I’m often impressed with the timeliness of all of the daily readings. “There was no needy person among them, for those who … Continue reading

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What is pacifism?

Yesterday, Brother Jonathan asked me in a comment if I was a pacifist. I couldn’t answer that immediately until I did some dictionary work and even some pondering. Today I’m more sure but not positive I have a definitive answer. … Continue reading

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Recommended reading

While I was at Mt. Saviour Monastery this week I purchased a book. I haven’t finished reading it yet, but I will soon. I recommend it to anyone who reads this blog. It is Illuminated Life: Monastic Wisdom for Seekers … Continue reading

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Montreal

Yesterday, we arrived in Montreal, Quebec for a couple of days vacation. I’d never been here before and neither had my wife. It is a lovely city and it’s filled with much to see. The people are very friendly and … Continue reading

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Bumper Stickers

On Tuesday morning I spied a bumper sticker that made me look twice. It’s timely commentary and I ordered four of them. If you’d like a bumper sticker like mine here is the link, On Earth Peace. Technorati Tags:peace, bumper … Continue reading

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The real world

I’ve returned from two days of retreat at Mt. Saviour Monastery. It was a rich experience. They have a great bookstore but much of what I read wasn’t really what I needed. I just wanted to come again and experience … Continue reading

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