A Look Inside My Search

In a search for answers to the woes in my life, I found God. The truth that lies in knowing God for myself, placed me on a quest for peace. While on this journey, I have discovered that there are others seeking this truth also and that I can help. I have a Doctor of Ministry degree from Catholic Theological Union, not to rise above anyone, but to better serve everyone. I am on a journey towards peace, speaking truth that opens people up to God.

15 July 2009

The 7 Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins:
Truth, if it becomes fanaticism.
Beauty, if it becomes vanity.
Love, if it becomes possessive.
Loyalty, if it becomes blind, careless trust.
Tolerance, if it becomes indifference.
Self-confidence, if it becomes arrogance.
Faith, if it becomes self-righteous.
By Ashley Cooper

I read this in a newsletter about wellness drawn to the title, wondering what kind of article this was going to be. Imagine my surprise when I saw the list of sins so different from the usual suspects. Ashley Cooper reminded me how easily we get caught up in doing Christ's work that we stop being Christ's work. So often we fall short in our ministry because it tends to focus on the work and not the creations. Numbers and bottom lines drive our response to those in need. Dressed up in "ministry" we stamp out another's existence all in the name of spreading the gospel. We gotta be careful. It's so easy to slip into darkness.

06 July 2009

Where Did the Time Go?

I had every intention of writing at least once a week. What happened? I got wrapped up in many things and time escaped. Time, ever present and ever elusive, escaped from me. LOL. Most likely, I chose to do something else, for just a moment, with the intention of coming back to this. That ever happen to you? You get involved in something else and before you know it, you've "lost time."

I must say that during my time away from the blog, I have still been moving towards Christ's Peace.

The last few weeks have been really uplifting. I've been able to witness growth in faith among the young adults on whose behalf I minister. I facilitated a women's retreat in DC and was totally moved by God's show of strength and mercy through them. I'm learning to speak Truth more freely.

Where did the time go?

I didn't do all that I intended, yet the things I did, opened others to the love of Christ. So the time that escaped, found its way into the lives of others moving towards Christ's Peace.