Tag: humility

Psalm 23 – The Lord

 May 7, 2024

This week’s psalm is probably the best known and most often quoted in the book of Psalms. As a prayer it is second only to the Lord’s prayer. Psalm 23 – the Lord – it begins. Who is this lord who is also a shepherd? And what does it tell us about the nature of […]

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Forgiveness – the Gift that Keeps on Giving!

 December 9, 2022

What do you give that hard to buy for person on your list? Or what do you give yourself? If I told you there was a gift with a guaranteed positive return for years, where you would get more than you gave, you’d be interested, right? Well, there is. That gift is forgiveness – the […]

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Humility in the Psalms

 August 16, 2022

Humility is an essential virtue for the spiritual journey. We need humility to acknowledge our need for God. But what can we learn about humility in the Psalms? What do the Psalms have to teach us about this crucial virtue? What differentiates Humility? I’ve heard that humility lies between courage and arrogance. What a wonderful […]

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Psalm 143: Knowing when to Stop Talking

 October 1, 2020

Do you struggle to know when to stop? Do you have to have the last word in an argument, add a jab at your opponent? Such appears to be the case for the writer of Psalm 143. Not Knowing When to Stop We all know the type. They make a good point in a presentation […]

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Psalm 139: Looking at God Who Is Looking at You

 September 3, 2020

Icons are a form of religious art designed to lead the viewer into prayer. The eyes are the mirror into the soul, the focal point of the Icon. A friend and mentor of mine on the spiritual path shared her experience with religious Icons. My friend went into a workshop on praying with Icons thinking, […]

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Psalm 75: Let’s Have Some Wine!

 June 5, 2019

If it can be celebrated, it must be celebrated! At least that’s my thinking. I’m halfway through the book of Psalms. Once Psalm 75 is done I’ll have only seventy-five to go! That’s a reason for celebrating. A Cup of Spiced Wine Time to raise a glass of wine. “For in the hand of the […]

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The Nail That Sticks Out

 October 18, 2017

Ordinary Time  – Season of Stability The nail that sticks out gets pounded in, or so a Chinese proverb says. What a difference from our society where we are told to dare to be different. In more collective cultures you are encouraged to fit in, not stick out your neck. It’s not so bad, though, […]

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Francis – A Man of Radical Faith

 October 4, 2017

Francis of Assisi, October 4 They come bringing their animals, pets, farm animals, that they might be blessed on the feast of St. Francis, but Francis is about so much more than blessing animals. He is a saint of radical poverty, radical abandonment to God, giving all he had to the poor and sharing their […]

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Fickle Friends

 April 12, 2017

Holy Week – Season of Passion Peter, Peter, foolish, fickle man. How you protest your love and devotion. How you speak from your heart, your feelings, and let these emotions get the better of you. One minute you are promising to follow Jesus anywhere, a true promise inspired by your love; then less than twelve […]

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A Lifetime of Service

 April 6, 2017

Lent – Preparing for Holy Week Jesus, before leaving this world, had one more lesson to impart to his disciples. He taught not just with words, but with actions. And so he washed their feet as a sign of service. How well he knew the hearts of people, how leaders often lorded it over those […]

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