You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Wendell Berry’ tag.

The problem with priesthood is that the goal is so distant and failure so near at hand.

Read the rest of this entry »

Last week reading Richard Rohr’s book The Divine Dance with a small group of lovely people with whom I am studying the book, we stumbled upon a few powerful lines from Theodore Roethke’s poem “The Rose.” Near the end of his poem in nine short lines Roethke offers a luminous vision of what it might mean to be truly human:

Read the rest of this entry »

From this morning’s pew leaflet:
Read the rest of this entry »

In the prayer Jesus is said to have prayed from the cross in Luke 23:34, Jesus not only demonstrates the nature of forgiveness, also points the way to that place where forgiveness becomes possible.

Read the rest of this entry »

I am no expert on forgiveness.

Read the rest of this entry »

Although we appear to live in the same city and are probably around the same age, I do not know Gene Miller. I am not familiar with his writing, or his career.

Read the rest of this entry »

(The following post originally appeared in the Print Edition of the Victoria Times Colonist Newspaper
and at the “Spiritually Speaking” blog: http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/blogs/spiritually-speaking-1.61091/the-spirituality-of-staying-put-1.1431845
)

Twenty-seven years ago this week I moved back to Victoria after a decade’s absence.
Read the rest of this entry »

I am not sure I quite know how to relate to Mr. Hoch’s points #5 and 6 of his “10 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be”. http://thoughtcatalog.com/tim-hoch/2014/06/10-ways-youre-making-your-life-harder-than-it-has-to-be/

Read the rest of this entry »

Pope Francis just keeps turning up the humility heat.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Inevitably there will be a lot of goo about “love” circulating during this annual celebration of romance. So, perhaps it is worth taking a more hard-nosed look at the nature of love as we prepare to indulge in this annual glorification of affairs of the heart.

Read the rest of this entry »

Categories

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 466 other followers

Donate

This blog is supported by St. Philip Church. To support our ministry, please click here .

Recent Posts

Archives

You have set my feet in a spacious place ~ Psalm 31:8

Pre-April 2010 posts: http://inaspaciousplace.blogspot.com/

%d bloggers like this: