Friday, November 18, 2016

Space Between the Rocks

Excerpt of a letter from our Minister General.

"I read recently a powerful story in a book by Cardinal Sarah, “God or nothing”. He writes of a teacher filling a bucket to the brim with large rocks and asks his students if the bucket is full. They reply, “yes”. Then he adds pebbles to the bucket and they fill in the spaces. Again he asks the question, “Is it full?” and the response is, “yes”. Then he adds sand and that goes in and then water. Each time the response is “yes”. Then he asks, “Could I do it the other way around, beginning with the water, then the sand and so on?” Of course not, that is impossible. So Cardinal Sarah continues that that is how our life is. If we fill it with trivial and unimportant things first, then there is no room or place for God. Yet if we place God as our first priority and fill our life with Him, then all else will follow and fit in."

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Keep Moving On

A song for when it doesn't seem that prayers are answered.  Keep movin' on.  It ain't over yet.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Van Gogh's Inspiration

This painting Starry Night by Alex Ruiz just impressed on me.  I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to have a copy.  Here is a link to the website.  It reminds me that God's creation is amazing!!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

What You Love Affects Everything

Nothing is more practical than finding God, 
that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way.  
What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, 
will affect everything.  
It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, 
what you will do with your evenings, 
how you spend your weekends, 
what you read, who you know, 
what breaks your heart, 
and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.  
Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.  
Pedro Arrupe, SJ