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It grows still, perhaps the greater…

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The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps the greater. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Let us remember, dear reader, that though in this world we are… Read more »

Marrying young is not the end of freedom

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Marrying young is not the end of my freedom. It means I want to travel and see the world, but with her by my side. It means I still like eating out with friends and dancing, but I want to come home with her at the end of a late night and eat candy in our jammies. It means I… Read more »

One thing needful…

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Martha received him [Christ] into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve you alone? Tell her then to help me.”… Read more »

The necessity for community…

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“What life have you if you have not life together? There is no life that is not in community, And no community not lived in praise of God. Even the anchorite who meditates alone, For whom the days and nights repeat the praise of GOD, Prays for the Church, the Body of Christ incarnate.” — T.S. Eliot, The Rock

As wise as elves…

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Affection is dumb, and gross.

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How quickly can intimacy occur?

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A prayer this Advent

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Dear Lord, during this trial, I offer up to you my confusion Give me clarity I offer up to you my despair Give me hope I offer up to you my weakness Give me strength I offer up to you my pettiness Give me generosity of spirit. I offer up to you all my Negative thoughts from Satan So that… Read more »

The path to happiness…

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How mistaken are those people who seek happiness outside of themselves, in foreign lands and journeys, in riches and glory, in great possessions and pleasures, in diversions and vain things, which have a bitter end! In the same thing to construct the tower of happiness outside of ourselves as it is to build a house in a place that is… Read more »

To see your own beauty…

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“If you do not see your own beauty yet, do as the sculptor does with a statue which must become beautiful: he pares away this part, scratches that other part, makes one place smooth, and cleans another, until he causes a beautiful face to appear in the statue. In the same way, you too must pare away what is superfluous,… Read more »