Monthly Archives: November 2012

Community!

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Over the last couple of months, I have been meeting weekly with a group of four other people over a meal and learning to be a Christian community. This is not a Bible study group.  Nor is it a social club.  And it definitely isn’t a substitute for a church.  But maybe, in some ways,… Read more »

Giving Thanks

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We can give a card or note to someone, and we might present a gift of some kind, but if we pause to consider the meaning of “giving thanks,” we might recognize that the experience is almost always spiritual. Perhaps only through reflection do we see that there is much more to giving thanks than… Read more »

The Spirit is Moving

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Countless by now are the biographies, long or short, printed or electronic, of Saint Ignatius Loyola. Each author seems to have his or her “take” on Ignatius. Nothing at all unusual about that. As a Jesuit whose life is currently being assisted, I’ve read more of them than I can remember and each time I’ve… Read more »

Sailing

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I have never sailed a boat, even a small one, on my own. I have been sailing with others just enough to appreciate how it is possible to travel in almost any direction, no matter which way the wind blows. But even the experts at sailing are unable to go anywhere if the wind dies… Read more »

God and Football

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With both college and professional football season in full swing, I am once again struck by how often football players thank God for helping them win a game. I’m just going to say it: I don’t think God gives a damn about the outcome of a football game.  As Albert Einstein noted, God doesn’t even… Read more »