Love / Commitment / Conviction


Good morning, everybody!

I’m greeting a beautiful morning on my porch here in Fort Lauderdale.

The red tail hawks have just moved in our courtyard and a re cavorting.

And I found this awesome video that got me moving and inspired this morning.

Just wanted to share it.

It’s about  a young man with no college education or medical training who opened a clinic for the poor in Pakistan.

Have a great day!

With love,

Bob Traupman

priest / writer

4 thoughts on “Love / Commitment / Conviction

  1. Loren Christie June 26, 2009 / 6:44 pm

    In your “about me” section, this is what struck me:

    “And I so invite you, dear friends, to enter the “Refiner’s fire” so that we can be purified and cleansed of our immersion in the seven deadly sins by an inner personal renewal:

    + complacency, indifference, not caring with diligence and watchfulness
    + arrogance with humility
    + envy with kindness
    + self-indulgence (gluttony) by self control and moderation
    + lust with purity of heart
    +anger with patience
    + greed with generosity

    This theme of being willing to enter into personal transformation for the sake of the transformation of our country will be the underlying message in my writing. Each of us have to do our own part to renew our country.”

    I am fascinated by Catholics who really “walk the talk,” as you say. I’m really trying to do it myself. It’s very hard! (I bet you know that.)

    • bobtraupman June 26, 2009 / 8:55 pm

      I think you’re a gifted writer yourself, Loren. I checked out your blog.
      Just go easy on yourself; your young. A lot of time to get there . . .
      By the way, that pic of me on the beach was taken in St. Augustine in the winter of 2008. I now live in Fort Lauderdale and miss that beach.

      Check out my longer reflection letter for the 40th anniversary of my priestly ministry at Click on “Arise” in top left corner. It’s the first entry there. Yeah, I’ve had a tough life. But wouldn’t trade it for the world.

      Peace. And stay away from the mustard.

      father bob

      • Loren Christie July 31, 2009 / 1:46 pm

        The mustard…Hahaha! Thank you.

  2. Loren Christie June 26, 2009 / 2:26 pm

    Hi Fr. Bob. It looks beautiful where you live. Your blog is speaking my language. Thank you.

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