Monday Week Four

Yesterday I watched the story of Sr Dorothy Stang who was murdered in Brazil because of her stand against the destruction of the Amazon Rain Forest.  One woman tried to make a difference not only to save environmental resources.  Her primary focus was to help those who were confined to poverty employment that only boosted … [Read more…]

Sunday Week Four

Each one of us has taken on the role of judge and jury at times.  We may feel totally justified in thinking that the person did something terrible so we in turn are justified in meeting out a comparable punishment.  I remember watching the news after a domestic terrorist incident and felt a little sick … [Read more…]

Saturday Week Three

Why do we have such a difficult time accepting the uncompromised truth of the sacredness of all life.  Not only are we to hold as precious the life of every human being, but we are also to value the world around us, valuing every create gift of God. i know I have a long way … [Read more…]

Friday Week Three

I find the reading for today to be quite harsh.  Perhaps the statement:  “we must stand forth, naked and undisguised in truth, and believe that nonviolent compassion and mercy are the absolute laws of our being and trust that this agape love is directing the universe” is difficult because it is a powerful reminder of our … [Read more…]

Thursday Week Three

I find today’s reading about non-violence to be very direct. Yes, we are afraid of non-violence. We might be afraid that we will appear weak. Maybe we think about groups who oppose violence so profoundly that their life style is clearly “different.” We are stunned by their willingness to forgive even the most heinous acts. … [Read more…]