Thursday, September 23, 2010

my everest

Our friend Heidi Cave is writing a book about her difficult recovery from a fiery car crash. She is posting each new chapter on her blog. Inspiring stuff! See: my everest Also see video below.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Should You Give A Homeless Person Money?

Great perspective:

"Before I became homeless myself I looked down on those who begged on the streets, when I lived back home and people who were crippled, deformed or homeless in one way or another would come up to our car and beg for money, I would think to myself : how dare they come up to me, can’t they find a job and I hate looking at them because they make me feel bad...READ MORE


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Quality of Life - By Henry Nouwen

"It is very hard to accept an early death. When friends die who are seventy, eighty, or ninety years old, we may be in deep grief and miss them very much, but we are grateful that they had long lives. But when a teenager, a young adult, or a person at the height of his or her career dies, we feel a protest rising from our hearts: "Why? Why so soon? Why so young? It is unfair."

"But far more important than our quantity of years is the quality of our lives. Jesus died young. St. Francis died young. St. Thérèse of Lisieux died young, Martin Luther King, Jr., died young. We do not know how long we will live, but this not knowing calls us to live every day, every week, every year of our lives to its fullest potential."
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Share your thoughts on this reflection. These reflections are taken from Henri J.M. Nouwen's Bread for the Journey.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

SILENCE by Richard Rohr

"This is one good thing the silence has taught me: our lives are useable by God. We need not always be effective, but only transparent and vulnerable. Then we are instruments, no matter what we do.

"God takes it from there, and there is not much point in comparing who is better, right, higher or lower, or supposedly saved. We are all partial images slowly coming into focus, as long as we allow and filter the Light and Love of God, which longs to shine through us—as us!"

Adapted from Contemplation in Action, p. 134