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My stomach was growling. And then I remembered why I was starving. Penance. 40 days of penance, in preparation for the coming savior. And I had this quick thought of how much I love him. How his love nourishes what my body could never fulfill on its own.

And that love is expressed in the first time I said “I love you” and was held tightly for it. In silence. In darkness. When it was least expected.

And now, I weep (literally) for the joy of it.


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February 22, 2012 at 3:25 pm

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Let the conversion commence.

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I don’t have a lot to add this week, as I’m still trying to discern a research paper topic for my Incarnate Word class which is really a Christology class in disguise. Ideas are welcomed. I did want to share a few reflections.  Read the rest of this entry »

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February 21, 2012 at 2:39 pm

“I am willing.”

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This morning in my Synoptics class, we were studying the first chapter of Mark and discussing the final verses. Of course, people have written volumes about the cleansing of the leper, but in the final moments of class, the professor asked the seminarians (or laity, like me) about how they would evangelize this to people who had never read it. I didn’t get the chance to speak, so here’s my thoughts on Mark 1:40-45. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm

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