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Faithful Witness

I was so pleased with this photo of the moon rising behind bare trees here at the Metairie Cenacle, that even though I have already put it on my photography blog, I wanted to share it here as well. Psalm 68 calls the moon a “faithful witness in the sky.”  Amid all the uncertainties of […]

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Wound with Mercy

My first year out of college I taught in an elementary school, where I found that one of the common childhood complaints was,“That’s not fair!” (It was a complaint often directed toward the teacher.) I’ve heard it said, though, that the older we get, the less we desire fairness and the more we desire mercy.  […]

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Ted Turner is quoted as saying, “If I only had a little humility, I’d be perfect.” While Ted Turner may not be the poster child for Christian humility, neither does someone with an attitude of self-disparagement witness to the humility of Christ. When Beverly P. Gordon (“My Daddy Said So“) was filling out a questionnaire […]

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The Love Which Moves the Stars

I was delighted to discover, in the Atlantic Monthly a few years ago, W. S. Merwin’s lovely translation of the last Canto of Dante’s Paradiso. Canto XXXIII presents the final vision of the poet, and concludes with the famous line about “the love which moves the sun and the other stars” (l’amor che move il […]

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How Shall We Become Lovely?

A quote from Saint Augustine for this season of alleluias, when we rejoice in God’s love for us in Jesus Christ: “Let us love, because He first loved us.” [1 John 4:19] For how should we love, except He had first loved us? By loving we became friends: but He loved us as enemies, that […]

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