Waiting with Hope

Advent emphasizes themes of BEING ALERT, WAITING, and HOPE. How hard we find it to wait – in slow-moving traffic, in lines at the bank or grocery store, for an anticipated check in the mail. Here’s what I have been pondering during this first week of Advent. We read in Luke’s Gospel: Be alert at … More Waiting with Hope

Light in Our Darkness

Although the season of Advent begins only tomorrow, I am already well into the season: I am listening to my favorite album, Adviento by Jaime Cortez. The last selection of the album is especially appropriate to the Advent theme of LIGHT: “Luz del Mundo”. The composer sings it in both Spanish and English. I have … More Light in Our Darkness

Silence

The silence of the landscape allowed the desert mothers to hear the silence of God, the silence from which all creation is spoken into being. (Mary C. Earle, Episcopal priest)    

Tithing Our Time

What all of us are able to offer God is time: time for prayer, time for spiritual reading, time to reflect, time to listen to others, and time to help them. Perhaps we should think of tithing our time. (Michael Casey, OSCO, Cistercian monk from Tarrawarra Abbey)