Posts Posts by: "Laurie Gudim"

Freedom

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“My worries uncoiled like a spool of movie film and fell lifeless at my feet.  I wondered what had given them the power to flicker before my vision in an endless stream, generating a huge weight of useless emotion about what might happen if I didn’t shape up…(Read More)

“I am a very lucky gal.  I notice this every time I drive across town and see people at street corners begging.  It seems like someone with a cardboard sign has staked out every single place where cars stop to wait for traffic lights.  Me, I don’t have to beg. Not today, anyway…(Read More)

“But the very demons who drive you have another side. They alone can peer into the depths. The wounds that we breathe into – that we really allow to have their say – will guide us beyond social conventions and constraints to power a profound, authentic creativity and spiritual understanding…(Read More)

“Here we are, God’s people. Now what? We are the inheritors of the upside down understanding that is Christ’s message to the world. We have seen something that has changed the human heart forever…(Read More)

“The new commandment is both very simple and very complex. To give my life for love is not for me one giant act, for instance taking a bullet for someone. There could be an occasion when that is the expression of my love, but that’s not what I aim for in following Christ…(Read More)

Vessels of Love

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“As I wipe off the chalice and drape it with a purificator I reflect that I am not a very shiny vessel.  And yet God has chosen to abide in my heart…(Read More)

“He will have to be dealt with, though, or he’ll be back.  If his followers cannot be convinced he’s a charlatan, you will have to wait for a time when he is not protected by them.  Doesn’t he go off alone sometimes to “pray”? Well, then, maybe you can recruit a spy…(Read More)

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