Pedro Arrupe composed this prayer after he suffered a debilitating stroke, the effects of which he patiently endured for the final ten years of his life. Try to say this prayer truthfully today. Is it difficult or easy to pray? In the Hands of God by Pedro Arrupe, SJ More than ever I find myself … Continue reading #9: In the Hands of God
#8: Psalm 91
This is The Voice version of Psalm 91. When I was young, my parents would open the Bible on this particular passage and put it on top of my bed. It is a ritual I remember and during times of danger, fear and discouragement, I would often come back to Psalm 91, pray it, and … Continue reading #8: Psalm 91
Originally written in TACKED THOUGHTS for The Freeman by Nancy Unchuan Toledo I went fishing last week. Fortunately, I was with a great group of friends and so I had fun. Unfortunately, I didn’t catch anything. That part, was not fun. In the movies and in books, fishing is usually a scene that goes by … Continue reading Gone Fishing
The Birds of the Air
Originally written in TACKED THOUGHTS for The Freeman by Nancy Unchuan Toledo There are birds that live underneath the awning that covers my bedroom windows. They’ve lived there as long as I can remember. They make sharp trilling noises in the morning when it’s sunny. And they make low muted mutterings when it’s raining. At … Continue reading The Birds of the Air
One of the greatest lies in the world today is this: You can control your life. The sad reality is this: You can’t. Life is simply too big for you. Sad to say, despite the many advances in technology, economics and science, much of life is still beyond our grasp.