The Epiphany of the Lord

– Sigur Ros: Untitled 3 Sometimes, my prayer takes a form of closing my eyes with my face turned toward the sunrise, soaking and absorbing the warmth. As if evaporated by the heat, my soul flies up and up to the highest. I linger there, unable to utter a single word. Up there, I bow…

Beyond the Moment

  If I defied my fallen nature even for a single day, and lived that day doing the perfect will of God, my life was worth it because of that one day.   If I suffered great pain even for a single soul, and endured it by praying for God’s strength, my soul will be…

Here to Love

Once in the bible meeting at the Korean church, we were discussing the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The pastor asked us which gift we would like to choose if we were to choose only one, and of course, most of us answered, Love. I did. It seems that I have been given that gift….

Pange Lingua Gloriosi!

  I don’t know why God preserved me. There were so many encounters with death, but each time, God came to my rescue and carried me back to life. He saved me in so many ways, always in a dramatic style. But my favorite one is when he sent me the bible he has prepared…

Did he know the Lord?

James R. Dumpson. A defender of the poor. The first black welfare commissioner  in the nation’s history and the first social worker to oversee welfare in New York. Dean of Fordham University’s graduate school of social service. A catholic. New York lost one of the most notable man recently. He’s got one heck of a resume,…

Let nothing frighten you

Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you. All things are passing. God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Nothing is wanting to him who possesses God. God alone suffices. – Teresa of Avila

A Beautiful Life

When I made the reservation for the retreat at the monastery, I didn’t know I would be telling Sister B about my new found desire to restore my broken marriage. I also told her what the Lord has been doing, healing my depression, and bipolar. She knew about my depression history but not bipolar. I…

This divine relationship

I try not to miss the exposition of the holy eucharist. It happens every Thursday at my catholic church. The smell of incense fires up my euphoric experience. I did my favorite form of prayer, The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy during it, and then stared at the image of Jesus as it was revealed…

Sister Megan Rice, facing trial

Sister Megan Rice, a Roman Catholic nun of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, and her two companions, have been charged with trespassing on government property, and its destruction and depredation after a break-in at a nuclear complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn. An anti-war, and anti-nuclear activity, Sister Rice could face up to 16…

Thomas Merton

“After my first Mass I understood perfectly and for the first time in my life that nothing else in the world is important except to love God and to serve Him with simplicity and joy. I saw most clearly that it is useless and illusory to look for some spectacular and extraordinary way of serving…