Archive | February 2011

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Love transforms us

Dear Friends and Lovers everywhere, Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s one more reflection in this series “What is Love? Many young folks in our society have not experienced the love that transforms, even from their own parents or their spouses.  As a consequence, and very sadly, so many do not know how to love in a […]

Love is kind

Dear Friends and Lovers everywhere, “Love is patient, love is kind.” We’re in a series of reflections based on St. Paul’s Ode to Love (I Cor. 13) This is also about transforming America. You’ve seen the bumper sticker that says, “Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty. We would transform America inside […]

Ode to Love

turtle-puppy love Dear Friends and Lovers everywhere, Many of us are thinking of our Valentine’s these days — our lovers,  intendeds, spouses, classmates, mothers . . . So, what is love? I have officiated at the marriages of many young couples  over the 42 years of my priesthood who have chosen  St. Paul’s Ode to […]

What is Love? (or the Man from Tennessee)

Dear Friends and Lovers everywhere, I had a delightful conversation with these two good people from Tennessee a summer or two ago while I was living in St. Augustine.   Or was it Kentucky?  (I have difficulty remembering which is which.).  They were sitting on the curb behind the Village Inn.  The conversation began with […]