This New Day

I was reading a reflection on the back of a beautiful print of a painting by artist Stephanie Morris entitled Virgin and Child (stephaniebmorris.com)  and written by the artist. It is from the perspective of Mary speaking to each one of us and offering to let us hold the babe in our arms and so…

Behold

I was reading an essay by Anthony Esolen about the priest and poet Gerard Manley Hopkins. This was in my devotional and so I was reading as I did my morning walk. He said that to Manley ,”The world was almost too rich for one man to bear…for everything in the world was meant to…

The Encounter

A few months ago I encountered again someone who 6 years ago through initially circumstances and then choice I had divorced from my life. This was someone with whom I had a mentee/mentor relationship, worked with and lived with and worshiped with and grew in my faith with for 30 plus years with.  And, in…