What is a source of inspiration to you? Is it reading the Psalms? Is it a beautiful piece of art? Is it a Sunday homily? Is it nature? It may very well be all of the above. I know that all of these things, on any given day, can provide me with consolation, peace, or opportunities for spiritual growth. (more…)
I still have some vestiges of Christmas lingering in my office. It’s not that I am too lazy to put them away. I just want them visible for a little while longer—like the Tomie dePaola ornament of an angel in true dePaola style. He is wearing a straw hat, has purple wings and green pants, and is holding a cat. So Tomie! There is the beautiful Millenium figurine of the Holy Family that Sister Helen, a dear friend, gave me. It is all white and just lovely in its simplicity! Finally, I have a plaque with “BELIEVE!” on my wall. I think it’s a reminder that we are supposed to believe in the beauty and miracle of Christmas. (more…)
Happy New Year to all!
The ball has dropped, the toasts have been made and life is returning to normalcy. It shouldn’t be, though!
After celebrating the beautiful season of Advent and experiencing the holiness of Christmas, there is no way we should be settling for “normalcy.” What is normal, anyway? Is it settling for the status quo? Is it letting the beautiful lessons of this season just wash over us and leave no impact? Is it putting away the Christmas decorations and closing those boxes while closing our minds too? (more…)