Category Archives: Spirituality

A Cry From the Depths

Psalms 130 and 131 are a beautiful duo.  The first is a cry from the depths and the second is an answer from the heart.  Most people remember Psalm 130 as the haunting music “De Profundis” from the movie “Sixth … Continue reading

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Your Spiritual Journey: A Straight Line or a Series of Circles?

Do you feel like you are taking steps towards a well-defined goal or do you feel like you are going in circles?  From a mystical point of view the latter may be the more likely course.  Linear and circular images … Continue reading

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Holy Week and Politics

It was politics as usual in Jerusalem during that first Holy Week.  The echoes with contemporary politics are striking.  Take, for instance, the dialogue between Jesus and the governor, Pontius Pilate, described in John’s Gospel chapter 19. 1.       The wealthy … Continue reading

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Looking For Light

“You are the light of the world … let your light shine before others” (Matthew 5:14-16) I was in London in December, when the days are the shortest of the year.  It rained a lot and there was a snowstorm, … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings

In my beginning is my end… In my end is my beginning (East Coker I:1, V:36). What we call the beginning is often the end And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we … Continue reading

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The Triumph of the Feminine in Shakespeare

I started writing this blog during the 2016 election campaign when I had hoped a woman would become President of the United States!  My hope is still strong. The triumph of the feminine is the theme of the last but … Continue reading

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The Courage to Live

In the wise, charming and funny movie, You Can’t Take It with You (1938 Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director, Frank Capra), there’s a conversation on a park bench between Alice Sycamore (played by Jean Arthur) and Tony … Continue reading

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