Monthly Archives: November 2014

Advent Hope

(Matthew Hanisian and I have made a one-time switch this week, since I have written a Thanksgiving Daily Cup since 2008 and couldn’t think of any new ways this year to express my immense gratitude for all of God’s gifts.  … Continue reading

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday? Thanks Today

“You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to … Continue reading

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Aquinas and Francis

Father Quigley last Sunday told us that our good works, though essential, fall short.  Something about his sermon got me to thinking about people who have founded movements who later repudiated their own creations or were repudiated by them.  Two … Continue reading

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Keeping Grace

As the introduction to a sermon yesterday I read from Gerard Manley Hopkin’s As Kingfishers Catch Fire.   As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies dráw fláme; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each … Continue reading

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Discipline Thyself

Yesterday I went to the funeral service for a friend and mentor of mine.  Over the course of his life he was a Benedictine Monk, a Roman Catholic priest, an Episcopal deacon, priest and bishop.  He was also, to put … Continue reading

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Filled with Sorrow

I have made note of this before in these Daily Cups – November is a sorrowful month. All Saints Day moves to the remembrance of All Souls, Kristallnacht, Veteran’s Day. Colorful trees are replaced by a quiet grayness. The earth, … Continue reading

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Creative imagination

I recently acquired a subscription to Popular Mechanics. I haven’t read one in decades. It was good to get reacquainted with an old friend. The latest issue has a preview of forty-four good things to come in 2015 in the … Continue reading

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