A reflection on six major points in Laudato Si.
"True reconciliation in family life is not just sharing in the inheritance. It is truly being brother and sister."
"I find that the most stressful situation is with someone with whom I have a casual working relationship
"Pilgrims Together, called me to deeper reflection so am in the midst of a “retreat in daily life,” thirty-two prayer exercises through thirty-two days, following the booklet’s suggestions. These reflections keep me focused on the meaning of this stage of life’s pilgrimage."
"Winter is coming and within 3 months we will be spending more time inside our homes and buildings, breathing unfresh air and the coughs of other people. "
"My prayers for Lebanon transformed me into a new reality which I was not even close to before August 4"
"Canadian donors were happy to help but only on condition that they receive a tax receipt that they could use in filing their income tax next year with Canada Revenue Services."
"The bison, the elks, the wolves, and even Simon the fox looked particularly shaggy, all seeming a little uncomfortable wearing the remains of winter fur in the 25 C heat."
" have found myself using the lines of a poem over and over in my ongoing dialogue with self. If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs … That’s from Rudyard Kipling’s If:"
"Some parts are obvious, such as obey the law, while many are more visionary and aspirational because of their focus on transparency, accountability and conversion."
"None of us can find a perfect person. If by chance, we do think that we’ve found one, we’ll eventually discover something amiss. "
" Plenty of spiritual truths are revealed in tending to a garden. "
"Even Jesus himself needed the assistance of another as he carried his cross through the streets of Jerusalem. That takes humility."
"The prophetic book of Hosea is about God’s yearning for his wayward people Israel to become faithful to him once again."
"One of the difficulties of a casual reading of today’s Gospel passage is that we can see it as placing a choice before us: either following Jesus or loving our parents and children."
}I am glad to have my own photos. There is one from my January visit when I spent almost five minutes just a few feet away from the wolf resting on a rock. An exhilarating experience (me, of course, safe behind a heavy plexiglass!). "
"Hence, as usual we have a complete reversal in the Christian story. The life that once did not make sense becomes the life that makes complete sense."