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an Advent meditation – through imagination’s eye, going out to see John, concluded

John the baptizer burst onto the scene with fiery temperament and intemperate tongue. With words that inflamed minds and ignited hearts. With urgency that suffered gladly neither the subtlest hypocrisy nor the simplest social nicety. 354 more words


Verse - One State, Two States?

Jesus was a Palestinian,
born, by some accounts,
in the West Bank town
of Bethlehem.
If the sobriquet
Jesus of Nazareth
is more accurate,
that region of Judea… 85 more words


Kratom: herbal anti-depressant. Mood elevator. Energising painkiller.

‘Don’t call it a high! They’ll ban it!’ say more experienced Kratom users, many of whom need this substance to ease severe pain or to come off opiates. 812 more words

an Advent meditation – through imagination’s eye, going out to see John

It was about three years ago. Seems like yesterday. That day I first heard about John.

Passing through the market square in Jerusalem, the crowd was abuzz with talk of a man who had come up out of the southern wilderness, preaching about repentance and the kingdom of heaven. 801 more words


The Last Words Of A Scripture Scholar

Some years ago, a good friend of mine, a Monsignor John O’Connell, died an early death at the age of 37.  A giant of goodness and scholarship in the Chicago Clergy, this humble man, big in physical stature, had acquired an immense knowledge of Holy Scripture in his short life.  357 more words


Close Your Eyes To See

Luke records the story of the healing of the blind man:

“As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. 321 more words