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The Power of Political Catchphrases

Do you ever notice politicians repeating certain phrases or concepts like: “Small business owners…” “We need to get this country back on track.” “For me it’s not business as usual.” “The middle class…” “Teachers are the foundation of this country.” Words have a certain power and in the political sphere […]

Hands

Have you ever just looked at your hands? I mean, meditate on them. A couple months ago I was on retreat writing in my journal and for some reason my […]

What do you want?

What do you want? That’s right. What do you want from God? Fame? Fortune? What is your deepest desire? It seems like a question we’d only get after rubbing a magic lamp. But the truth is, God asks us that question every day. Maybe if you really thought about it you wouldn’t […]

Reflection on Being Chosen

The following is a reflection I gave to my Jesuit community on 6 September 2011. Readings: Colossians 2:6-15; Luke 6:12-19 I was struck the other day when we were reminded that it was not we who chose to be here. We did not choose to live with one another or […]