Where is God in All of This?

“You cannot bear the Truth, but gently the Spirit guides from truth to truth.“ All Creation Waits One of our prevalent myths is that the good guys win, because God is on their side.  And so might makes right.  The guy in the “white hat” will triumph.  Having a Warrior God leads people to assume:Continue reading “Where is God in All of This?”

Pastoral Letter on Gun Violence

I will make peace your governor and well-being your ruler. No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders, but you will call your walls salvation and your gates praise. Isaiah 60: 17b-19 Dear Companions in Christ,Mass shootings have become common things in this country. When I lookedContinue reading “Pastoral Letter on Gun Violence”

All Creation Waits

“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” Voltaire In this picture there is a dog in a submissive pose, lying next to a soldier. For me this dog represents all the living beings who are yearning for humanity to stopContinue reading “All Creation Waits”

Loss and Grief

“Insisting that life stay the same post-loss is essentially the same as saying, “Let’s just pretend this never happened.” That’s an incredible disservice to the person, place, or thing that you lost. “ Shelby Forsythia I love the picture that I chose to go along with this post. It expresses so much better than words theContinue reading “Loss and Grief”

Why Democracies Fail

“How shall a man judge what to do in such times?’ ‘As he ever has judged,’ said Aragorn. ‘Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear…It is a man’s part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house.” J.R.R Tolkien As Ecumenical Catholics we aim to use consensus decision-makingContinue reading “Why Democracies Fail”

On Being Pro-Life and Pro-choice

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. John 14: 18-19 Another quote from Matthew 12:20 — “He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle. Finally he willContinue reading “On Being Pro-Life and Pro-choice”

Remembering Rep. John Lewis

“You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone—any person or any force—dampen, dim or diminish your light.” Rep. John Lewis Representative John Lewis served our country from 1987 until his death in 2020.  He proclaimed the need to get in “good trouble” to push our country toward a more perfect union. YouContinue reading “Remembering Rep. John Lewis”

Helping God Meet the Challenge

“But the God of multitudes shall be exalted in justice, the Holy One of Israel sanctified in righteousness.” Isaiah 5:16 New insights are exciting things. They take a while to settle in and become solid. I am striving with an insight that is new to me and have not been able to put words onContinue reading “Helping God Meet the Challenge”