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Archive - February 2017

Basic needs and self-fulfillment

Basic needs and self-fulfillment

Common sense means living in the world as it is today; but creative people are people who don’t want the world as it is today but want to make another world. – Abraham Maslow  I’ve been thinking about Abraham Maslow and bathrooms of late. Maslow...

The Kingdom of God

The Kingdom of God

This morning as I read the readings about how God won’t forget and how He will take care of our every need, I have to say I was tempted to doubt if that was true as I thought of the those starving in Africa and those Christians suffering in the...

Courting common sense

Courting common sense

I doubt Barronelle Stutzman ever expected she would be appealing a case to the US Supreme Court. Barronelle isn’t a terrorist, political activist or criminal.  She is a Christian and a florist. In Richland, Washington. When I picture a...

Holiness

Holiness

Christ today challenges us with perfection. To be perfect means to be Holy, as the first reading tells us, to be holy because God is Holy. The old law presents us with a whole list of things that make someone or something impure. There was only one...

Empty Nesting

Empty Nesting

Wikipedia’s Definition of the Empty Nest Syndrome: The feeling of grief and loneliness parents feel when their children leave home for the first time, such as to live on their own or attend college or university. It is not a clinical condition...

Music versus music

Music versus music

The Catholic Church inspires some of the world’s most beautiful music. The Catholic Church inspires some of the world’s most banal music. Yes, both of these statements are true.  And when I go to an unfamiliar parish, I never know whether I’ll...