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Passion for Peace

With all the violence in  the world today, I turned to Merton for insight and to try and make sense of the whys of war. The streets are flooded in blood in many parts of the world as we sit in relative comfort, barely acknowledging the tragedy beyond a flick of the TV remote. 343 more words


The Wild Rose

I am reading poetry and prose written by Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder. What links the writers, is a shared belief humans live in the world. 234 more words

Teacher As Transformer

Consider the BORG

A few years ago I decided to give up busyness and worry as a Lenten discipline. It would have been easier to give up coffee and red meat. 679 more words


Monday with Merton


Benedictine tranquility. Pax. That’s what I think about. I have more of it perhaps because I am less mixed up today in peculiar tensions of desire and pride that come from fighting the will of God in an obscure way, under the pretext of a greater good. Thomas Merton

Catholic Spirituality

The Love & Hate Of God

I don’t think there’s anyone reading this that hasn’t—at one time or another, or perhaps even right now—struggled with feeling distant from God’s love. Maybe you felt like you blew it, or gave in to temptation, or things aren’t going as you had hoped, and you thought, “Where are You, God? 327 more words

God Can - In Everything

‘Sir was it not good seed that you sowed in your field? If so, where do the weeds come from?’ ‘Some enemy has done this,’ he answered. 1,083 more words

July 2014

The Road to Joy

Okay, this has to be at least the 3rd incarnation of my blog. I keep getting befuddled about what it’s supposed to mean, and if I don’t know, how will you, right? 205 more words