Charity

Charity is a word that, to some extent, has taken on negative connotation lately. To some, a charity is an organization whose mission is making money. A “charity case” is some poor soul we stoop down to assist—perhaps with a sense of superiority or pity. Then again, we might be on the receiving...

Change

Does the word change conjure up anything in you? Each of us approaches change differently. I may love change, relish in it, embrace it, and look for opportunities to engage it. I may hate change, fear it, stress over it, and work against it. Our attitude and perspective on change may vary, based on each...

Accept and Surrender

How’s your Lenten journey? My own Lenten journey has been one of surprising insight. Evolving from my last column, I’m being led down a path of recognizing weakness and failure toward acceptance. Simply put, in this life I will never achieve perfection. Maybe I’m slow to learn, but for...

Lenten Soup

At a parish my family and I once belonged to, there was a tradition during Lent on Friday evenings called “Soup and Salad.” The basic gist of it was that the parish would provide a salad; participants would bring in a can or two of the soup of their choice. As individuals and families arrived,...

The Higher Road

Life. It can be very busy, can’t it? So many things command our attention and energy. What is someone to do when they’re all potentially good things, worthy of our effort? I don’t have an easy answer to this. I’d be open to yours if you’d care to share. What I do know is...

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