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The Contemplative Christ

February 6th, 2014 · Comments Off on The Contemplative Christ · Faith and the City

I am drawn to contemplative people. They are human fish tanks. In the presence of reflective friends, I move slower, feel calmer and become more mindful of what is going on around me. Just as the human heart needs aerobic exercise, a soul needs contemplation to stay healthy. It needs more than I am able […]

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

December 5th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Faith and the City

I love New York City. It is my father’s birthplace. All four of my grandparents found work in Gotham. It is a thrilling metropolis overflowing with fascinating people, important challenges and unparalleled energy.┬áThere is one thing, however, that New York is not. It is not quiet. At this time of year, as flocks of tourists […]

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