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Amani ya Juu — Thoughts

A Place of Honor

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A Place of Honor

 

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The Good Samaritan

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The Good Samaritan

“The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” Vincent van Gogh The new year has started. It is a gift to stand at the open door of another year of our Lord. Let us fill this new year with art - the kind of art that Vincent van Gogh spoke about - the art of loving people. Vincent Van Gogh painted a beautiful image of the story of the Good Samaritan, a story about a man who stopped to help an injured, beaten and robbed traveler on...

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Start of Advent

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Start of Advent

Advent is a season of anticipation, a sacred time meant to focus all our attention forward, while being fully present in the now. The preparations for Christmas can seem like an amalgamation of rushing, shopping, traffic, advertisements, food, more traffic and holiday gatherings. Instead, may we receive this Advent season* as a resplendent gift which helps us divert from the chaos, so that we can grasp the significance and celebrate the greatest gift of all - love incarnate, God among us. *First Advent Sunday - November 27 Second Advent Sunday - December 4 Third Advent Sunday - December 11 Fourth...

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The Way Out of Poverty of Spirit

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The Way Out of Poverty of Spirit

“Meister Eckhart (c. 1260 - c. 1328) said in essence that the spiritual life has more to do with subtraction than with addition. [...] We aren’t really free until we’re free from ourselves: our ego, our reputation, our self-image, our need to be right, our need to be successful, our need to have everything under control, even our need to be loved by others - or to think of ourselves as loving.” Richard Rohr: Daily Meditation “Path of Descent” It is common sense and logical to think that a way out of any kind of poverty is to get more...

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Active Peace

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Active Peace

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7 Apart from God’s miraculous intervention, there is nothing that can bring peace to this world of ours in one fell swoop. The peace we are granted by God starts in our hearts and minds. It is...

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