Category Archives: Human behavior

the journey of detachment

My favorite one page cartoon is that of a moving van attached to a hearse. The hearse is on its way to the cemetery.  Two men are on the side looking at each other and at the moving van.  One … Continue reading

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David grieves for Absalom.

Grieving is normal.  Whenever we loose a person, place or thing that we are emotionally attached to, we grieve.  The greater the attachment, the more intense the grieving.  The Scriptures are filled with grieving stories.  One of the more powerful … Continue reading

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Saul was jealous of David!

The story of Saul and David is a good example of how negative emotions can possess us.  In today’s first reading, 1 Samuel 18:6-9; 19:1-7, the demon of jealousy enters into King Saul and consumes him and ultimately leads to … Continue reading

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respect for one’s humanness and that of others

Last night, I listened to a man share some insights into respecting one’s humanness and that of others. To be human is to be full of contradictions:  to be tender, to be angry, to be gentle, to be lustful, to … Continue reading

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a day of remembrance and thanksgiving

The United States of America pauses, remembers, celebrates and gives thanks today.  It is a national holiday that brings families and friends together to enjoy life and to express gratitude for countless gifts. The spirit of this day is a … Continue reading

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