Beneath the Rising Jesus

greens

 Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:5) It was Saturday and we were in church. A big city church sat back on one of Portland’s wooded corners. Imago Dei. Image of God. Two years of Latin and I still had to look that up, just [Read More...]

I wish the Mayans were right

Newtown funeral

For the past four months it has felt like somebody pushed my head underwater into the pool of grief and is holding it there, attempting to drown me. I can’t come up from air until the one thing I don’t want to happen —  my mother’s death — happens. Then came the massacre at Newtown.  I [Read More...]

What Answer Will You Be?

Hope

C. S. Lewis — The Problem of Pain God is both further from us, and nearer to us than any other being… The intimacy between God and even the meanest creature is closer than any that creatures can attain with one another. Thomas Merton – New Seeds of Contemplation Contemplation is also the response to [Read More...]


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