Living Lent Attentively and Gently

Living Lent Attentively and Gently

From February 27, 2023 Lent offers a beautiful opportunity to discover the mystery of Christ within us. It is a gentle but also demanding time. It is a time of solitude but also community, it is a time of listening to the voice within, but also a time of paying attention to other people’s needs. It is a time to…

Walking My Own Path

Walking My Own Path

From February 26, 2023 No one has made the journey I have made.I did not take someone else’s journey.Walking someone else’s pathwon’t get you whereyou need to be going.

Embracing Grace

Embracing Grace

From February 25, 2023 I think going Rome and Assisi is my attempt to embrace grace. I woke up yesterday and my head was spinning with doubts about the trip…mostly because of the physicality of it: did I have the stamina, the energy to walk around Rome and stopping in beautiful churches to sit in quiet. I worried about hauling…

Looking In, Looking Out

Looking In, Looking Out

From February 24, 2023 Yesterday, I spent the bulk of my day finishing a book containing a collection of essays, reflections, poems, stories, and scribblings on art, spirituality, simplicity, poverty, and peace. The book is titled Looking In, Looking Out. It features essays that were published in other books and magazines, as well as a few of my favorite passages…

A Lenten Prayer

A Lenten Prayer

From February 23, 2023 The Lenten season begins. It is a time to be with you, Lord, in a special way, a time to pray, to fast, and thus to follow you on your way to Jerusalem, to Golgotha, and to the final victory over death. I am still so divided. I truly want to follow you, but I also…

Found and Lost and Found Again

Found and Lost and Found Again

From February 22, 2023 I love Lent. Lent is a journey to Easter, a journey to resurrection. I need Lent because I get busy and I forget that Christ rose from the dead. And in my fog of forgetfulness, I lose sight of how that unique event needs to have continual meaning for me, that this gift of new life…

Sunday

Sunday

From February 21, 2023 On Sunday morning, I had the thought of skipping the Divine Liturgy at my parish, St. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Church and instead attend Mass at Haitian mission church of Notre Dame. I had not seen the pastor, Fr. Yves Geffard, in well over a year. I opted not to attend the English liturgy but…

Time

Time

From February 20, 2023 Yesterday, I was thinking about time. Perhaps because I had so much free time these days, time to do whatever I wanted to do. Mostly I have been doing things I needed to do inside my small, cluttered apartment but never had the time to even think about organizing my stuff.

One With All

One With All

From February 19, 2023 Christ was born in a world where there was no room for him. His first earthly home was with people who had no home, people who were regarded as weak and powerless. Christ belonged to people who did not belong.

The Dumpster Dumping

The Dumpster Dumping

From February 18, 2023 On Thursday, I devoted a few hours to decluttering. My focus was clearing out the bedroom closet. I had already bought some clothes I had worn in at least ten years to a thrift shop operated by a local Catholic Church. The closet was jammed boxes of DVDs of my films and my books. I knew…