in the midst of ashes, hope

Broken Bits and Pieces I am so bloody tired of this feeling of being trapped and held by the past, unable to live the abundant life that was promised to each of us. And I am frightened.  Scared to death of the endless looking back to see and remember.  When will I find in the midst of the ashes,…

Do you have Soul Wounds?

It is a beautiful thought, my children, that we have a sacrament that heals the wounds of our souls! – Saint John Vianney Do you  have soul wounds? For me this depends on day-to-day realities.  It is a discipline (see Nouwen on discipline below) not to allow things like bitterness, anger, envy, or conceit to…