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Martin Scorsese Cautions Against Tossing Away Spirituality


PARIS (AFP) – Hollywood legend Martin Scorsese said that despite “horrific” conflicts around the world involving religion “we shouldn’t toss away spirituality”.

The Oscar-winning maker of “Taxi Driver” and “The Last Temptation of Christ” told reporters on Thursday that he had to overcome “monumental legal and financial problems” to make his latest film “Silence” about the martyrdom of hidden Catholics and Jesuit missionaries in Japan in the 17th century. 1,137 more words

Day 12: Remembering #31daysofTRUTH

Tonight my truth is a poem:


Yesterday I decided to
stop fighting myself

It hurt more than I expected.

Turns out
everything I was running from… 30 more words


We Are So Small.

The other day, as I proof-read some sundry social media post, the TV was prattling along in the not so distant background. Whether from some inherited distractibility syndrome, or due to my particular penchant for multi-media creative activity, or merely the generalized chaos of a brain on overdrive, it was not uncommon for multiple media to be activated in my realm. 713 more words

Reader question: How can get to know God?

A reader asked the following (question and answer edited a bit for privacy and clarity): I recently had a experience that dramatically shifted the way that I orient myself towards my prayer life– in short, I was asking “What can I get out of this relationship with God?” or “How can I become enlightened/have mystical experiences?” These seem irrelevant to me now. 310 more words


Quirky Inspirations

Despite being exhausted last night and going to bed very late I am awake pre-dawn and drawn to have a cup of tea and write something. 399 more words


The Highway Messenger

I was traveling alone on a Colorado mountain highway on November 5th. I had been in the process of speaking on my cellphone but the call dropped suddenly. 1,016 more words


Breathing In With Adam, Breathing Out to God

This morning, with my in-breaths, I breathed in with Adam.  As God breathed life into him, I felt that breath coming into me.  It comes in as physical nourishment, of course.   301 more words