You know how good it feels to hear from an old friend after a long drought. It adds a spring to your step and tends to wipe out a few doubts about where you are right now. Lent is a time to check in with a very old friend who follows your activities and movements,…

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Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit lonely And you’re never coming round Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit tired Of listening to the sound of my tears  — Bonnie Tyler Last year we had a total eclipse of the sun, a once in a lifetime experience…

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Somehow it feels unfair for Valentine’s Day to fall on Ash Wednesday doesn’t it? What are you giving up for Lent — Chocolate, Champagne, Going out to eat? Just when you want to dive in to the box of Russell Stover Turtles your loved one gave you or she/he returned, it’s Ash Wednesday. Thank goodness…

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Attachment is the mind stuck to an object. — Lama Zopa Rinpoche, The Door to Satisfaction The Lenten Season is the perfect time to lose attachments to objects, whether it be the object that is the subject of our fast or an attachment that inhibits our service to a neighbor.   I would also suggest to the Lama…

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