Monthly Archives: February 2011

Sin and Holy Fools

Sin.   Now there is a word for you, and it is not just any word either. Can there be a more loaded word in the whole of the English language than this little three-letter word? Even though we don’t hear … Continue reading

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The Deepest that Flowers Mean

                                                               As always, the poets are right. “Deep in their roots,” says Theodore Roethke, “all flowers keep the light.” Come spring in the radiance of that blossoming, even if only for a brief moment in the morning sun, we know … Continue reading

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The Time of Battle

To live without conflict, to have no conflict of any sort in one’s life inner or outer, who would not want that? Isn’t that the main reason one slips away to sandy beaches or to the lake? The main reason, … Continue reading

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If There Is Magic

“If there is magic on the planet,” writes Loren Eisley in The Immense Journey (1957), “it is contained in the water.  Its least stir even, as now in a rain pond on a flat roof opposite my office, is enough … Continue reading

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The Passion of Marthe Robin

“Suffering is the ancient law of love,” writes Heinrich Suso, fourteenth century lyric poet, troubadour of divine wisdom, student of Meister Eckhart. “There is not quest without pain; there is no lover who is not also a martyr.” Saint Paul … Continue reading

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