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The Passing of Things as Seen on Television

June 8, 2018 0 Comments
The Passing of Things as Seen on Television

Below is a link to a commercial that must have taken weeks to film. Regardless of its intent (selling home insurance), there is something of an admonition in both the visuals and the music, that life and the things of life slip away. While the music sets forth the theme, “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow; don’t […]

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The Fading Glories of the World, as Seen in an Attic

May 8, 2018 2 Comments
The Fading Glories of the World, as Seen in an Attic

The photo at the right, which I took in the attic of our parish school, reminds me of the ancient Latin phrase Sic transit gloria mundi (Thus passes the glory of the world). These are the symbols of victory in sports events, much trained for and fought for. Once they were proudly displayed in the […]

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God Has Put the Timeless into our Hearts – A Meditation on a Saying from Ecclesiastes

September 25, 2014 6 Comments
God Has Put the Timeless into our Hearts – A Meditation on a Saying from Ecclesiastes

In the Book of Ecclesiastes from today’s Mass, something is said that is quite powerful if we meditate upon it. I have considered the task that God has appointed for the sons of men to be busied about. He has made everything appropriate to its time, and has put the timeless into their hearts, without man’s […]

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The Timeless is in Our Hearts

September 24, 2010 0 Comments

Today’s reading at Mass from the Book of Ecclesiastes says something that is quite powerful if we meditate upon it. I have considered the task that God has appointed  for the sons of men to be busied about. He has made everything appropriate to its time, and has put the timeless into their hearts, without […]

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Eternity is Not A Long Time, it is All Time.

May 16, 2010 59 Comments

In yesterday’s blog (I Don’t See Ghosts. But God Does) I mentioned eternity and that it was the fullness of time wherein the past present and future were all at once for God. God does not have to wait for things to happen nor does he have to reminisce about the past. It is all […]

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I Don’t See Ghosts But God Does.

May 15, 2010 27 Comments

The Parish where I serve has a history stretching back to 1893. Though our current buildings reach back only to 1938, even that is a stretch of over 70 years. As I walk these buildings, especially in the quiet of the night I sense a connection. I surely have never seen a ghost but in […]

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