Today's Gospel reading in the Catholic lectionary is from the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 6, verses 27-38. It's the rather well-known passage about loving our enemies and it's definitely timely. Probably because it's a timeless theme. I have written on this theme before. If you'd like to read my thoughts on that, here you go! … Continue reading Luke 6:27-38 and Cobra Kai
I just found out a couple of days ago that the movie, JoJo Rabbit, was nominated for an Academy Award. I hope it wins. Maybe then more people will go see it. Below is my 'review' of the film after I saw it a few months back. Please read and consider. Thanks. https://drowning-in-lemonade.com/2019/11/10/beauty-and-terror-thoughts-on-jojo-rabbit/
"I think the best thing we can do is let people know that each one of them is precious." - Fred Rogers, in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood My husband and I saw A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, the new movie starring Tom Hanks, on Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful day! And … Continue reading A beautiful day…
"..believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is strength and blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.” - R.M. Rilke I don't know much about Rainer Maria Rilke other … Continue reading Beauty and Terror – thoughts on “Jojo Rabbit”
Recently on various podcasts I like to listen to I was reminded that people like to hear stories. And, not only that, but a psychiatrist said we love to be in our own stories! That we establish for ourselves from a very early age the narrative that is our own life. I know just about … Continue reading What happens next?
I didn't get to watch the final episode of "Game of Thrones" until Monday night. I had been out of town at a Catholic Military faith community's retreat in S. Korea for a week and just returned that morning. I was all alone in our home as my husband had not returned from a business … Continue reading Duty Borne Out Of Love
Two things happened yesterday that seemed not to have much in common initially, but, as I've discovered happens so often, I saw the similarities very clearly upon further reflection. That morning our Gospel reading at Mass was the story of Jesus with the woman caught in adultery. And in the afternoon my husband and I … Continue reading Neither does He condemn you
I've been thinking a lot about a quote from Field of Dreams recently. I hope you've seen the movie; it's one of my favorites. In it, a lover of and former player of baseball begins to hear voices. More precisely, he hears one voice, a male one, saying very cryptic things that only the protagonist, … Continue reading “Ease his pain”