A “charism” is a spiritual gift given to share with others for their benefit. Clarence has been given with the charisms of spiritual direction, writing poetry and painting. Over the past nine years, he has shared these gifts through his book Everyday Sacred and his month email Connecting New. During this time many of you have affirmed that sharing these gifts has been uplifting, inspiring, thought-provoking or helpful to you in other ways. You have shared Connecting New emails with your friends. You have used poems from Everyday Sacred at retreats, weddings, funerals and many occasions in between. Now is the time for Clarence to share more through a daily piece of goodness.
June 15 - Sometimes when I pray I do indeed become open, passive, and oriented enough toward God to purely receive the love…
June 14 - Hoping to assuage my conscience…I asked the fish is she was okay with the fishing.
June 13 - Is there a better place to pray than here, wherever "here" happens to be?
June 12 - I have started to die as a way of living more fully.
June 11 - Most poignant is the realization that none of this place, this life, is mine. We all have the right to live. We all have the duty to live together.