One’s circle of disturbance is inversely proportional to the size of one’s circle of perception. If you are only aware of what is immediately around you, then you will be more apt to frighten animals you don’t see with your ruckus. There is a spiritual lesson in all of this.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd exhibits confidence in the gifts God has given the Church, and calls the whole child to encounter God.
What can the sea tell her, That she does not now know, and know how to bear? She knows, as the sea, that what came will recur, And detached in that wisdom, is aware How grain by slow grain, the last sun heat fr... Read More...
On the face of it, Mary’s Assumption, body and soul, into heaven, is one of the most challenging traditions of the Church. One of my seminary professors loved to say that, for him, the Assumption was just too much of an assumption. It certainly presents a unique obstacle to many of our Protestant brethren. And this is in large part because the event does suggest, in a strange way, that the Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus wasn’t enough, that there had to be something more.