SURGING SOULS

“It is easy to find truth, though it is hard to face it and still harder to follow it.”

–Fulton Sheen

HAIKU

They flee recklessly

From failing homeland chaos

To new unchartered soil

O, God, send down sovereignty over all your nations

Saint Rita, we succour you intercession for the Distressed and the Hopeless

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ESSENCE OF FRIENDSHIP

“Spirituality is one of those realities that you have only so long as you seek it; as soon as you think you have it, you’ve lost it.  For Spirituality itself is conveyed by stories which use words in ways that go beyond to speak the language of the heart.”

–Ernest Kurtz

For me, the essence of any friendship is hinged on my relationship with God, and that is a tall order to fulfill.  By Grace today, a longtime friend has reconnected with me bringing me a cordial glow of joy.

“The more you honor me, the more I will bless you,” says the Lord.

Another friend has been silent lately and I wonder why?  Don’t we all search for answers in response to what happens to us?  The answer might be what she once said to me:

“Only by grace can I be strong to be weak.”

When we pour love into friendship, we become sacred community helping one another on life’s journey.  In time God seems to give answers to those inexplicable circumstances.

If you are trying to connect dots and haven’t found them yet, Christ is preparing them; they are on the way…patience is key.

“A rare gift, faithful friendship comes from the Lord.”

–Sirach 6:6

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LIFE DELIGHTS IN LIFE

“For everything that lives is holy; life delights in life.”

–William Blake

For me today, three wonderful mothers come to mind.  My grandmother Jeanne, mother Denyse and mom Orie.  To all my maternals, I thank them for nurturing my heart, mind and soul, while my mother-in-law called me daughter the day I married her son.  It can’t get better than that.

“She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching is on her tongue.”

–Proverbs 31:26

I wish You mothers an amazing day!

THE REJECTED STONE

“The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.”

–Psalm 118:22

When I come across this psalm, I see Jesus as the rejected stone by his people.  Yet, He became our cornerstone for the foundation of our faith.  For, don’t we all face some sort of rejection from family, relationships, even friendships?  Every day we take the risk of being unacceptable or unworthy of our existence.  Thank God for giving us His only begotten Son to show us how to turn rejection as part of our faith formation.

My driveway has a sharp curve alongside a large oak tree and serves as a beautiful cornerstone like Jesus is to me.  I would bet that you too have a lavish cornerstone on your property to remind you of Christ in your life.

Already the carpenter bees are hovering over our decks.  Ruby red roses stretch to the sunshine and the singing of birds has come.

May this new month bring you peace and joy.

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RESURRECTION POWER

“Come to me that you may have life.  I will renew with you an everlasting covenant.”

–Isaiah 55: 1-11

Today marks the most important event in the history of mankind.  We should walk toward the splendor of the Lord.

Light of the Risen Christ, inebriate us with your love and wisdom.

Pour out your mercy and raise us up in healing and peace.

In loving kindness, I wish you a Happy Easter season,

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