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.
March 3, 2024 - The Third Sunday of Lent, March 3The Samaritan WomanJohn 4:5-42 Deeper I think about the woman at the welland how Jesus engaged her with dignity and respect,connected with her as an equal – fully human, fully divine,how he loved her freely and completelywith warmth, affection and endearment. I think about how Jesus loved his dear […]
March 2, 2024 - Saturday, March 2The Parable of the Lost SonLuke 15:1-3, 11-32 The Student It took only a few days for him to become restless.There was still roast beef left over from the great party.And after the days and weeks wore on,his ability to engage in the affairs of the family business waned,later and later getting into […]
March 1, 2024 - Friday, March 1The Parable of the TenantsMatthew 21:33-43, 45-46 Heretic With crocodile tears in his eyeshe watched as the crowds rejected his precious gift,avoidance disguised in the form of praise and worship,misunderstanding shame and self-deprecationas humility rather than denial. Peter and Paul also raised friends from the dead.The woman with the hemorrhage was saved by […]
February 29, 2024 - Thursday, February 29The Parable of the Rich Man and LazarusLuke 16:19-31 The Great Chasm Too often the great chasmis the fear that prevents usfrom becoming vulnerable.
February 28 - And so it is with God, easier to love the God who is not rather than the God who is, a God distant, one who cannot touch us.