The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.– Eugene Delacroix   I am probably the only person who is beating themselves up today for not keeping a better more perfect Lent. I take solace however in Delacroix’s words and the knowledge that trying to be perfect distances us from God.   …

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Whether it is in nature, in music, in the heavens, or in other people we recognize beauty. We may admire different things and we may see beauty in places where others don’t, but we all are drawn to the beautiful. As the Lenten season ends we realize that we have experienced something very special. Lent…

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Only those who see the invisible, can accomplish the impossible. — Anon   The tragic events in Brussels bring the above wisdom to my mind. The photos are gruesome reminders of a world gone mad, and the angry responses will only divide us further. During this Holy Week we are reminded that in overcoming death Jesus…

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Like children, our society has developed into one that demands it all now. To the contrary, hope is not to demand at all. Even if we haven’t bought into this wanting it all now society, we are all a little demanding, we are all a little inpatient. When we do we answer the question at the beginning…

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Jesus forgave everyone — his friend who betrayed him, his friend who denied him, his disciples who slept during his hour of need, his accusers, and all who participated in his torture and crucifixion. In a few of his final words he said, “father forgive them.” Every great spiritual teacher has insisted on the importance…

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