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A Glimpse of Pure Love

A Glimpse of Pure Love

I have professed for decades, “Love is the most powerful force for change in the world”. But over the years, as founder of a community for survivors, and as a priest, I forget I believe in this.  Instead I get tripped up by all the noise in the world and by my own fears and ego.  It's hard by virtue of what we do, to love. Love in its unadulterated form must be like the sun on a clear day.  It’s so bright and powerful we can't look directly at it.

Midnight Before Christmas

Midnight Before Christmas

In just one tiny deed that before me unfurled,

It felt Christmas had come once again to the world.

This Christmas there was no receiver or giver

Just people loving enough to deliver…

Redefining Power

Redefining Power

Redefining power is an exercise that offers us an opportunity to see how we have undercut or abused our own. More and more, I am shying away from the word "empower" and using the word love.

Don't empower me. Love me.

We Need Each Other: A Statement about the Las Vegas Tragedy

We Need Each Other: A Statement about the Las Vegas Tragedy

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History tells us that when a community is struck by unthinkable tragedy there is the common thread of gathering. 

Community is the binding force that holds us together when violence and injustice wants to pull us apart.

Amid the wailing and questioning, there will be altars erected and strangers holding on to each other. We need each other to get through the hardest days and darkest nights. We need to remember that love is the fiber of that common thread and hold on for dear life. God bless all the victims, all their families and all those grieving with them.