How do we find our “yes” and our “no”? How do we make the discerning decisions that keep us on our desired path and do not tempt us off our path?
The masks we wear, no matter how glamorous, just get in the way of living life.
I like the Mary I read in our scriptures just like I like the Jesus I read in them. They were quiet. Silent mostly, really.
I suppose it is possible to retreat to a cave and avoid humans after too many disappointments. And if one spins it as a “spiritual calling” then I guess one may be perceived as super-spiritual. But I find its best to remain out there, vulnerable but discerning.
Our eyes are drawn to light at night
This originally appeared as part of the Daily Sip, a website from Charles LaFond, a spiritual companion, author, potter and fundraiser who lives on the edge of the sea with his dog Kai. offering regular meditations and reflections on spirituality and church fundraising
A close friend of mine sent me this icon he commissioned of an iconographer. If you knew my friend, you would know why. My friend is one of the kindest men I know.
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