Archive for November 2017

Silence Like A Cancer Grows

The prophetic words, “silence like a cancer grows,” are found in the haunting lyrics of the song “The Sounds Of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel. Notice that the word “sounds” as used in the song title is plural? How many sounds does silence make? Asked differently, how many voices do we hear when we are silent?…

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MEA CULPA, MEA CULPA, MEA MAXIMA CULPA

Growing up as a Catholic and being an altar server prior to changes of Vatican II, I learned my prayers in Latin. One of those prayers was the Confiteor. Within that prayer are these words: “mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.” When I prayed these words I was attesting to my own sinfulness. It…

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Crushed

This world can be a difficult place. Most of us, at some point in our life, will feel stomped on, crushed or ground up by worldly events. Jesus was also ground down in this life and crushed by the weight of all of our sins. A quick examination of the process that a grape goes…

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Shooting Star

I hope you will indulge me as I reminisce a little today. “Life can pass us by like a warm summer day”. That’s what happened to Johnny in the 1975 song SHOOTING STAR by the group Bad Company. The song tells the story of a young boy who grows up to be a rock star,…

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