Tag : life

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Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future. Nelson Mandela
As far as the right to life is concerned, every innocent human being is absolutely equal to all others. This equality is the basis of all authentic social relationships which, to be truly such, can only be founded on truth and justice, recognizing and protecting every man and woman as a person and not as …
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman
Sometimes God gives us a whisper. One we can hear if we pay attention. It’s a nudge toward what we need to remember. It can come in odd places where we least expect it. My nudge came from a stranger on social media who asked me if I will continue this blog. It’s been here, …
God sometimes asks us to follow an unexpected path with him. One that leaves our current path behind completely and starts anew. It is difficult to leave behind life as we know it, and forge ahead to the unknown. We must deal with many emotions, including negative ones — fear, disappointment, loneliness, failure, pain. Still …
What people don’t realize is how much religion costs. They think faith is a big electric blanket, when of course it is the cross. Flannery O’Connor The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor
God gives us obvious moments of sanctifying grace in the sacraments. But every day we have opportunities to accept grace or reject it – the choice is up to us based on how we respond to the moments of actual grace in our lives. These moments are gifts from God, and often we do not …
When we journey without the Cross, when we build without the Cross, when we profess Christ without the Cross, we are not disciples of the Lord; we are worldly. Pope Francis March 14, 2013
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas, it is good to remember that Christmas is more than one day a year. It was and is the start of something much more. I want to share a special story about another Christmas birth this year. It was published earlier this month in the Arkansas …
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