Category Archives: Proverbs

I Walk Alone

Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” is a prophetic instalment into modernity’s bleak wasteland of empty streets, shallow hearts, and lonely walks. With the cover of his album featuring a graffiti of a downcast angel with eyes crossed out in … Continue reading

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The Three “Bene’s” of Gratitude

The secret of gratitude – of living life with thankfulness – is worth finding. Even more-so as we age –  since we might encounter people (ourselves?) locked in regret or bitterness – or we may be blessed to know elders … Continue reading

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The Oldest Benediction in the Bible

The oldest benediction found in scripture, indeed, in any literature, is found in Numbers 6:24–26 known as the “Priestly” or “Aaronic” Benediction: The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious … Continue reading

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Abandonment to Divine Providence

What one finds when reading the unabridged copies of earlier spiritual masters is the degree to which their insights are complete, thorough, and extensive. Such is the case for Jean-Pierre de Caussade’s “Abandonment to Divine Providence.” At the end of his … Continue reading

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The Confession of Saint Patrick: his Anam-Cara

“Beyond being recognized as the patron saint of Ireland, little else is popularly known about Saint Patrick, ” writes John O’Donahue in his forward to this recent translation. And yet, Patrick left behind a unique document in his Confessions written … Continue reading

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Before you know what Kindness really is…

Kindness by Naomi Shihab Nye Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, … Continue reading

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I Am Sodom

Originally posted on THE RIVER WALK:
Sodom’s sins were arrogance, gluttony, and laziness, while the poor and needy suffered outside her door. She was haughty and committed detestable sins, so I wiped her out, as you have seen. (Ezekiel 16:49-50) Read: Ezekiel…

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