Search Results for: "Ezekiel 36:"

I'll Pull You Out Of That Stinking Pollution

February 5, 2021

In his encyclical on the environment, Laudato si (Praise be to you), Pope Francis wrote: Human life is grounded in three fundamental and closely intertwined relationships: with God, with our neighbour and with the earth itself. …( read more )

A Change Of Heart

December 14, 2020

December means Christmas movies. The Hallmark Channel probably makes their whole year's profit on this one month when it shows a constant stream of holiday-themed films. Yes, the plots are predictable. Hometown girl returns because of …( read more )

The Wind Storm

November 5, 2020

In western North America this past summer, wildfires devastated nearly four million acres of forests, burned 8,200 structures, and killed 31 people. One day, our weather forecasters warned that high winds were likely to exacerbate these …( read more )

A Clean Heart

July 23, 2020

The late Muhammed Ali made a striking statement about the heart in 1978: "The personality of a person, the ways of a person, the thoughts, the deeds and the actions, it's all based around the heart. For what is a man? A man is his heart." …( read more )

The Fig Tree Has Blossomed

January 19, 2016

My father was a horticulturist, at least when it came to his fig tree; it was the focal point in the centre of our backyard. Dad would always be watching to see signs of life when the first green leaf would appear. He would spring into …( read more )

A Heart Of Flesh

August 4, 2012

Isn't it strange how one of those profound and sacred insights into the all-consuming love and grace of God that overwhelms our very souls seems to build up over time? My last graceful moment started with a very innocuous homily … (read more)

A Vision Of Stones

July 16, 2012

Do you ever find yourself awed by how relevant the ancient biblical texts can be to our own lives? I do. For example, several years ago, I experienced a personal application of today's promise in Ezekiel. It began with a … (read more)

A Vision Of Stones

June 16, 2012

Do you ever find yourself awed by how relevant the ancient Biblical texts can be to our contemporary lives? I do. For example, several years ago, I experienced a personal application of today's promise in Ezekiel. It began with a … (read more)

Garbage Disposal

July 31, 2011

In the park where we live, there is excellent garbage pickup service. Every other Friday, we can put out any items, large or small, that we need to get rid of. It is so liberating to be able simply to … (read more)

A Heart Of Flesh

September 6, 2010

Before World War II, my father had been sensitive and loving. Afterward, he emerged among the walking wounded. He suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. As a sleepwalker ambles in the night, so nightmares about being attacked caused my father to … (read more)

Butterflies

June 19, 2010

It is the late spring and early summer time of the year in the Okanagan Valley. Every leaf and flower is newly in bloom; and it is a fresh time of year. The birds have all arrived from winter climes, … (read more)

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