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Food for Thought from Peter Gomes

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In our fractious religious and political world, some words of wisdom from Peter Gomes:

“…we should be reminded with a painful poignancy that we too can, and often do, get it wrong.  That is why the  most profound of all religious sentiments should not be certainty, which inevitably leads to arrogance, but modesty, which, because of a generous God, leads to mercy and forgiveness.”

 

God’s Presence

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(small stream in Rockland County, NY)

We can be joyful or sad, optimistic or pessimistic, tranquil or angry, but the solid stream of God’s presence moves deeper than the small waves of our minds and hearts.

Henri Nouwen, A Cry for Mercy

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Hope we can all take a few moments,

find a quiet space,

enjoy a peaceful rest beside this “solid stream” that flows through all our lives