Tag Archives: spirituality

Are you ready for Christmas?

I have heard this question numerous times now for the past three weeks or so : when I go to the bank, when an acquaintance wants to make small talk, or when there is really nothing else to say. Regardless … Continue reading

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Healing Responsibility

  “I do not understand why people talk about the past: who hurt you, why they hurt you, what kind of guilt they may have, or how you feel about it. All this does not matter; what matter is what … Continue reading

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Filling all things…

Today is the Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit fills all things. If there is any place on this earth where I cannot be because I hate someone, because I feel I am not respected, because I am afraid, because I … Continue reading

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Can I choose God?

  I have a certain difficulty to say that I believe in God. For the people who know me, this may come as a surprise: I go to church to the majority of services and I act, at least outwardly, … Continue reading

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The thirds, nameless people for whom there is no song

Originally posted on Tavi's Corner:
? Many may be familiar with Taylor Swift’s song Style (I included a video of it below). I have listened to it many times, but it was only this morning that it made me wonder…

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Places of regeneration

There are certain places in this world which have healing power. Some of them are spatial; others are temporal. Alyosha Karamazov was remembering his mother’s face, praying: that is also a place of healing, even if it is about a face–or rather … Continue reading

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The Conductor

I have known him for six years. For four of them, I was in his presence every Thursday night, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. My son was playing violin in the regional orchestra he was conducting. I used to bring my work with … Continue reading

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