Close, closer, closest

These were taken with my iPhone yesterday. Very low light. The Mass had ended and I was in the middle of a sublime meditation. Photos never really capture the essence of Church because they don’t convey the Holy Spirit. At least, not in the same way as actually sitting there, in person. But I thought […]

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At the feet of the Son

After a downtown Mass I spied this prayer card and almost took it. But then I though, no no, that’s just not right. Some sweet soul left it here and it belongs at the foot of the statue where it was placed. So I took this photo, instead. Turned out way nicer than just the card […]

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A deep inner beauty

When I tell people that I like to go to catholic mass I often sense some kind of inner reservation from the other person. I’m not surprised. I know why. Or I have a pretty good idea. The Inquisitions, the child abuse, the corruption. Or maybe just the regimentation. Not to forget the sexism. I […]

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Sad about David Bowie’s passing

As much as I believe in the afterlife, I have to admit that I’m still pretty sad about David Bowie’s passing. It’s a strange thing. Especially for those of us who claim to be “contemplative” or “mystically inclined.” We have certain experiences that lead us to believe there is an afterlife. But when people pass, […]

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Steal My Show

Here’s a nice tune by Toby Mac. I think the video is good too. I like the underwater motif. I’m getting a bit bored of Christian pop these days. I guess life’s changes have taken me more into jazz – especially Chick Corea – and dance. But this tune still rings a bell, as it […]

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easter lily

easter lily , a photo by earthpages on Flickr. Taken early this morning… sadly, the plant has started to die… but there’s still beauty to be had, even in a dying easter lily…

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Today’s reading at Mass

I was talking on Facebook earlier this morning about synchronicity, magic and spirituality. Then later at Mass, this reading sort of stood out: 8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces[a] of this world rather than on Christ. […]

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