Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Hollowness

Dispatches from Fr. Charitas Wednesday, April 25, 2018 The Hollowness Years ago, I served on a suicide prevention hotline. A common question asked in desperate tones, “What reason have I to live?” What reason have I to live? Not a … Continue reading

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THE MISSION OF THE PEACEFUL SPIRIT

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Wednesday, April 25, 2018 THE MISSION OF THE PEACEFUL SPIRIT How is the cycle of vengeance ever to be stopped? Christ said to His disciples, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, so also, I … Continue reading

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THE WORLD IS TOO HEAVY

Dispatches from Fr. Charitas Tuesday, April 24, 2018 As I stroll in the light breeze through the cherry blossoms, some white, some pink, some still undecided, I think of how heavy the world has become, or possibly, I have grown … Continue reading

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PROVIDENTIAL LOVE

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Tuesday, April 24, 2018 And Christ said, “But I tell you: love your enemies! Pray for people who persecute you! That way, you’ll be children of your father in heaven! After all, he makes his sun rise on … Continue reading

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YEARNING FOR THE SOULFUL

Dispatches from Fr. Charitas de la Cruz Monday, April 23, 2018 Some people live in their mind; some people live in their heart; yet a few live in their soul. Oh, there are people who might be thought to be … Continue reading

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THE LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Monday, April 23, 2018 When times are filled with darkness, how can we possibly find our way? Even the darkness is not dark to You, O Lord; the night is filled with radiance, for darkness is as light … Continue reading

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AS THE DEER

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Sunday, April 22, 2018 Why are we drawn to search for God? As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall … Continue reading

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Positive Salvation

DISPATCHES FROM FR. CHARITAS Saturday, April 21, 2018 The Existentialists speak of a leap of faith. And I think I know what they mean. Yet this soul who pens these words never needed a leap of faith, rather, I experienced … Continue reading

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consider the lilies

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Saturday, April 21, 2018 What is contemplative prayerfulness? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed … Continue reading

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Tangible Love

Dispatches from Fr. Charitas Friday, April 20, 2018 What is my mission as a Christian? To find ways to make God’s Love tangible. Not merely thoughts, not merely intentions, not even merely words unless those words turn Love into a … Continue reading

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