When we become more attentive, a most important result becomes possible: we begin to see the world as it more nearly is rather than as we wish it to be. To be attentive is to know that we are always already in a world that touches, feeds, and responds to us in bewildering varieties of … More Attentiveness

Hospitable Love

Understood as creation, the world is not a random accident, not is it valueless matter waiting for us to give it significance. It is, rather, the concrete expression of God’s hospitable love making room for what is not god to be and to flourish. God creates the world as the expression of divine hospitality, and … More Hospitable Love


    A habit of honesty in speech is probably closely related to a lack of selfishness. We are simple and honest because protecting ourselves is not our primary concern. (Fr. Don Talafous, OSB, St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota)

The Path to Life

You will show me the path to life, abounding joy in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever. (Psalm 16:11, New American Bible)   Now you’ve got my feet on the life path, all radiant from the shining of your face. Ever since you took my hand, I’m on the right way. (Psalm … More The Path to Life

God’s Concern

This is God’s concern: that each person is loved abundantly and treated with dignity, so they may do likewise. God’s concern is not about how we measure up to one another, but how we meet the measure of God’s love and grace. (Sr. Colleen Gibson, SSJ Neighborhood Center, Camden, New Jersey)

Books To Begin A Dialogue about Racism

We often do not know how to begin a dialogue about racism in our church and civic communities. Today, in the information about #Strike4BlackLives! #ShutDownSTEM and #ShutDownAcademia, these books were recommended for those of us who are just beginning to take part in dialogues about racism. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist … More Books To Begin A Dialogue about Racism