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Sounds of Music-Dreams of a Choir

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Currently a wonderful version of “Sound of Music” is playlng in a downtown theater. It has received very favorable reviews.

Recently, I had the opportunity to appreciate a different sound of music, a very special concert presented by the Community Chorus of Detroit in honor of the homeless.  Our Capuchin Soup Kitchen Choir members were special guests for this presentation and sang numerous parts of the concert. The concert was appropriately titled, “Dream Keepers,” inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes.

Sour Leaf Soup

Sorrel soup with egg and croutons (zupa szczawiowa z jajkiem i grzankami)

Spring is such a lovely time of renewal, everything is light & delicate coming up from the earth. One of the early greens that appears is sorrel. Some folks call it “sour leaf”. I make a humble soup from these leaves & was introduced to it by my Grandma Stella.

The Spirit of The Law

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2 Amendment of the U.S. Constitution-“A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

In Chapter five of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus introduces to us the concept of the letter of the law verses the spirit of the law.  We understand from what He says that the letter of the law is its literal meaning, while the spirit of the law is its perceived intention.

Our community struggles today with what are we to make of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that says, “….the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”  Some interpret it to mean that individuals in this country have the right to not only keep their firearms but to carry them wherever and whenever they go out into the community.

I Have No Gas

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Recently, I was sitting at breakfast with one our regular guests. He is a delightful man in his 60’s with a playful glint in his eyes. I’ve known him for a long time, and feel very much at home with him. He looked up at me from across the table and said, “I have no gas.”