A Pilgrimage

“For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see [God’s] invisible qualities – [God’s] eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.”           (Romans 1:20, New...

AUTUMN PONDERINGS

This past summer a family of robins made their home on an outside speaker on my deck.  I tried dissuading the birds from building their nest on such a precarious spot but they were determined, and I didn’t have the heart to tear the nest down.   For weeks I watched...

The Art of Detachment

In a book club to which I belong, we are reading a book titled, Jesus Today, A Spirituality of Radical Freedom.  The author is Albert Nolan.   The book examines the spirituality of Jesus and its mystic connection.  We read often of Jesus spending time in prayer...
Poverty

Poverty

“Blessed are the poor in Spirit” are the familiar words that begin the 8 beatitudes.  The New English Bible translates it differently: “Blessed are those who know their need of God.”  Poverty is knowing that I have a need for God, a need for others.   In January of...
“Ignorance is Willfully Looking Away”

“Ignorance is Willfully Looking Away”

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. Helen Keller   For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you clothed me....
I Will Pray for You

I Will Pray for You

I am no stranger to large bells.  As a student and a professor, I encountered large bells in the carillons or bell towers of the campuses where I studied or worked. (If you’re ever on the campus of Denison University in Granville, OH, and hear the bells in the tower...