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Category Archive for 'Reflections from Fellow Wanderers'

What the heck happened to the summer? A few folks may have noticed that I took some time off from the blog in August. I wish I could tell you this was a well planned out hiatus but truth be told I got myself so busy with stuff that I let my blogging slide a […]

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A common questions people have when we talk often times centre around one topic- forgiveness. I have been told that the vast majority of Jesus’ teachings touched on this particular topic. Below is a short introduction to a course that is offered that talks about the three types of forgiveness. It is food for thought […]

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A group of business professionals was gathered for their monthly luncheon. As was their custom once each year, they invited their pastors to join them. After the meal they had scheduled a famous actor to provide some entertainment as people were enjoying coffee and dessert. The actor stood before them dramatically reciting lines from famous […]

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Here a story someone recently sent me: Recently I overheard a Father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the Father said, “I love you, and I wish you enough.” The daughter replied, “Dad, our life together has been […]

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As Pentecost approaches Pope Francis has been using his Wednesday general audiences as an opportunity to talk about the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The clips below highlight his teaching on what is perhaps the most misunderstood gift- Piety. The first video is a news report about the audience that captures a few snippets of […]

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Here is a quick little video that provides a guide to Pentecost in two minutes:

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Here is a story I found while wondering around the internet written by author Kent Nerburn. As you take a moment to read it I sill share the conclusion the Mr. Nerburn offers  when he observes: “We’re conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware, beautifully […]

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One of master Gasan’s monks visited the university in Tokyo. When he returned, he asked the master if he had ever read the Christian Bible. “No,” Gasan replied, “Please read some of it to me.” The monk opened the Bible to the Sermon on the Mount in St. Matthew, and began reading. After reading Christ’s […]

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“No daylight to separate us. Only kinship. Inching ourselves closer to creating a community of kinship such that God might recognize it. Soon we imagine, with God, this circle of compassion. Then we imagine no one standing outside of that circle, moving ourselves closer to the margins so that the margins themselves will be erased. […]

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“Here is what we seek: a compassion that can stand in awe at what the poor have to carry rather than stand in judgment at how they carry it.”― Gregory Boyle, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion Below is a story of compassion and empathy. I have had the honour of knowing […]

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Watching God finish the creation of Mother, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the fresh creation. “There’s a leak,” the angel pronounced. “I told you you were trying to push too much into this model.” “It’s not a leak,” said the God. “It’s a tear.” “What’s it for?” “It’s […]

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To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Lewis B. Smedes To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.  

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I have been a participant this week in several funerals for people who lived well into their 80s and some into their 90s. If you were born in 1924 here are a few things that happened: January 21 – following the death of Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin immediately begins to purge his rivals to clear […]

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Here is a prayer composed by Bishop Ken Untener of Saginaw in honour of Bishop Oscar Romero. For those involved in outreach ministry of any type to the marginalized it is a wonderful reminder of why we are called and perhaps more importantly what we are not called to do. A Step Along the Way […]

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