The earth, O Lord, is full  of your love;… — Psalm 119:64.my chair When I find myself grumbling or upset about world events or nagging pain, Suzy gently reminds me of all the good and joy that is out there. Just this morning I was holding a “pity party,” and Suzy quietly walked over to…

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My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me…. — Matthew 26:39. We all have wished/prayed that something we had to do would go away, even though we know it won’t. Often, the more difficult the task, the more we know we can’t get out of it. Think for a minute, what was the…

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Peter said to him, “Even though I must die with you, I will not deny you.”  And so said  all the disciples. — Matthew 26:35. I am reading a book called Aftermath which is about Germany immediately after World War II. Its central theme is to explain how the general German populace dealt with the “corruption its soul…

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For you always have the poor with you — Matthew 26:11. Jesus reminds us that poverty for some will always be with us. So will our obligation to make sure that no one is in need. No one should lack for food, shelter, or medical care. The care  of our neighbors does not fall on God’s…

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But I still my soul and make it quiet; — Psalm 131:3. We all are anxious from time to time, and many of us have learned over the years how to calm our anxieties (still our souls). A quiet walk in the woods, centering prayer, theraputic breathing, listening to a favorite piece of music are but…

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