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 28 - Tuesday, March 28Jesus, the Father’s AmbassadorJohn 8:21-30 A New Creation I didn’t create you to be grateful.I didn’t create you to praise me.I didn’t create you to be my hands to serve othersor to fix what’s wrong in this world.I created you to share myself.I cannot be contained.I cannot be limited.I created you to enter […]
March 27 - Monday, March 27The Woman Caught in AdulteryJohn 8:1-11 Stones She stands in the center,afraid,crying,vulnerable,feeling alone.They hurled assaultswith the hope of inflicting painand shame,to press on the fresh woundwith a sense of righteousness,spitting madon the verge of escalating violence,looking for stones, unawarethat it was the evil one who set them out. Yet Jesus stood in the […]
March 26 - The one freedom God cannot give...
MARCH 26 - The Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 26The Raising of LazarusJohn 11:1-45 Right to Die He was there when Joseph died.Word had reached him in time to return home,to be a consoling presence to his mother,his father, and those who would mourn his passing.It can be clear that there is a time for death,and this clarity […]
March 25 - A well pruned tree is a sign of love, careful attention and skillful kindness. Prune me too, Dear One, I pray…Let me grow, blossom and thrive…