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The corner I live on in Nassau County, Long Island, New York features a bus stop. A good number of men and women arrive in the neighborhood every day on that line, and a like number board here to reach further destinations. These buses talk. As they pull up to the stop each bus, in… More Talking Buses & What About Churches
(not necessarily in this order; non-poetic, but brassiest tacks) Risk. Gaze. Relax. Minimize. Move. Trust. Pray. Push. Deepen. Write. Connect. Risk. I like to play on the safe side. Some looking at the story of my life thus far might demur. But from the inside, that’s what it feels like. And many, as… More Goals for a New Year
He is old now, living in the center of His ninth decade here, But he carries the years like A mantle of wealth, rather than a burden. He asks me if I saw the stone wall At the entrance to the college. I did, and admired it. He tells me His son, gone now… More Wall and Dream and Voice
Merry Christmas to all this day! Light and fog are having morning-long conversation over the surface of Job’s Pond this morning. Directly across the water there is a rounding of the land where it presses out toward the water. There, every morning, there seems more light than elsewhere. The light appears to congregate there. (Job’s… More Receiving Christmas
Written first for my blog at Mercer School of Theology. “There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.” Mahatma Gandhi December 5, 2015 Dear Sisters and Brothers, The last few days hardly admit of being categorized in any sense. To do so would be to… More (Non)Violence
Prayer time this morning has reminded me of a dream that I had during the night. It was one of those dreams that seems to go on forever, repeating basically the same movements as if to teach a specific lesson. In the dream I found myself in a situation in which I and everyone around… More Zombies and me
Here is the link to my work blog, which will comment on Francis’s visit throughout these days. http://www.mercerschool.org/deans_blogDetail.php?13 And photos from the New York Times on September 23’s activities: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/09/19/us/pope-francis-daily-photos.html?ref=liveblog
What is the call of a priest?… More Called in Grace; Serving Gracefully
via Compassion for Refugees Isn’t Enough – The New York Times. Nicholas Kristof’s words are a call to the only kind of action that can begin to deal with the underlying realities that will threaten otherwise to engulf the planet.