by Eric Santillan In high school or college, first year students are called Freshmen, second years are called Sophomores, those in third are called Juniors; and those in fourth are called Seniors. I could understand the words "Freshmen", "Junior" and "Senior". But what does Sophomore mean? For a while, I thought Sophomore meant "second year". … Continue reading Sophomores of Life
The title is from a movie I saw a year ago. The Feast of Love is a movie about the different facets of love, and answers real life questions about suffering and fear and hope.
“Let me fall, if I must fallThe one I will become will catch me.” Baal Shem Tov Transitions are quite shitty, messy affairs. The unknown is really scary. The familiar—even if it is death-dealing, even if we know it no longer fits us, even if we know we can no longer stomach it—is sometimes a … Continue reading The One I Will Become Will Catch Me
by Eric Santillan I am reposting this because men of hope are needed now more than ever in our history. I read the essay Date a Man Who Dreams the other day and I was inspired to write this because I feel there is something greater than dreams. And that is hope. Date a man … Continue reading Date a Man of Hope
Imagine God putting a circle around you to protect you. Have that image in your mind today, as you read this prayer aloud. Circle Me Lord David Adam Circle me, Lord. Keep protection near And danger afar. Circle me, Lord Keep hope within. Keep doubt without. Circle me, Lord. Keep light near And darkness afar. … Continue reading #184: Circle me, Lord.
This is a beautiful poem of hope and re-birth. Read it slowly, letting the words roll in your mouth, munching on the words and letting it sink in. If a word or phrase strikes you, stay with it and let that be your prayer for today. Think about hope, think about love, think about life. … Continue reading #87: Sometimes, I Am Startled Out of Myself
Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow;the same everlasting Father who cares for you todaywill take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering,or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then.Put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations,and say continually: “The Lord … Continue reading #87: Prayer of Francis de Sales
On Sept. 15, 1963, four young girls were killed by a bomb at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Three days later, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a eulogy for the girls, at a funeral service for Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair. A separate service was held for … Continue reading #82: Eulogy for the Martyred Children (Martin Luther King Jr)