I have been so grateful to be in Arizona this month.
Especially because the desert – a place of preparation & purification – has been very fitting as we’ve entered the Lenten Season.
Traditionally, the desert has been a place of preparation & purification for Abraham, Moses, Jesus and so many others in our Sacred Tradition.
Why? Because what is in the desert?
Not a whole lot!”
(Said a kind priest to me recently.)
“at the well”
Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2258.
Just so we’re clear…
This is what my God commands.
This is what my Church proclaims.
Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. Hebrews 6:11
Celebrating a recent anniversary, doing the things we enjoy together.
Lifelong love is harder than it sounds.
There’s a reason why many marriages and relationships don’t last. Love requires vulnerability, and this invites the possibility of being hurt.
You may have experienced hurt from having loved someone, but you have probably
also experienced the unconditional love of others. Continue reading
“i held out hope.”