I offer the words of Pope Francis and excerpts from a statement by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. You may not be Catholic but I believe these words offer something for everyone’s consideration if you believe in the dignity and worth of every human being
Is it reasonable to assume that those who have left the church have done so because it leaves them empty of purpose and void of a fulfillment they know intuitively as their deepest longing? I can speak to that question within the context of my own story.
So many of us spend our entire lives dreaming of what's possible, at the same time shaking in fear of what we might become if we let down our guard and welcomed the discovery of some unmet potential that we could never have imagined.
Vulnerability is not a character flaw. It means accepting and loving who we truly are, sins and all. It is birthed in the grace of God, not shame.
One day we will all be called to account for the way we have treated our fellowman. God help us if we don’t get this right.
No matter what I believe, no matter how passionate I am about changing the world;
I am really the only person I have the power to change.
A different Easter
And know this: God is a constant, unfailing certainty beyond every struggle, every perceived failure, and every disappointment.
2020 - a year no one will forget! We have been inundated for months with “facts” about the virus and the protests. The hatred that seems to be growing daily on every side, no matter what the argument is about, is deafening. That can be frightening…but…we must remember that fear is the ultimate goal of … Continue reading Love or Hate – A Moment-by-Moment Choice
What if Good Friday was cancelled like all other “big events”? The need to manage crowd control during this time would take priority. Well then, Holy Saturday would be cancelled too. Even if you spent that day alone in your Upper Room, there would be nothing to wait for. And then, of course, no need … Continue reading What if Good Friday was Cancelled?