Capuchin Soup Kitchen Blog
A MARCH FOR HOPE: LOVE HAS TRIUMPHED OVER HATRED (2 of 2)April 10, 2015
Last Friday, Good Friday, I participated in two Good Friday marches that touched my soul deeply. Friday evening, over 400 people in my neighborhood gathered at
Gesu Catholic Church for two reasons: to honor our neighbor, Terrance Berg, a federal judge, who had been shot and wounded by two men a month ago and to take part in a walk for hope—a walk against violence.
A MARCH FOR HOPE: LOVE HAS TRIUMPHED OVER HATRED (1 of 2)April 10, 2015
Last Friday, Good Friday, I participated in two Good Friday marches that touched my soul deeply. The first was with the guests of the soup kitchen. Nearly 40 participants (adults and children) carried song and hope to the neighborhood. We prayed for all the suffering and loss in this neighborhood. We remembered the many parents in the neighborhood who cry for their children: those mothers who have lost children to drugs and death; those mothers who had great dreams for their children and saw them get dashed by tough situations; those mothers and grandmothers who have sacrificed so much for their children and grandchildren.read more...
Resurrection is still happening in our world todayApril 8, 2015
I was thinking of resurrection stories as we celebrated Easter, and an incident came to mind that happened on Good Friday. I participated in the Good Friday Walk at Conner when about 25 of us walked several blocks of the neighborhood doing a revised and shortened version of the “Stations of the Cross” while praying for hurting people in the city and for peace in our neighborhoods, the city and our world as we carried a large cross draped in purple.read more...
12 Step WisdomMarch 30, 2015
Ever have a morning when you need a strong reason to get out of bed?
I have been blessed by the 12 Step wisdom that says:
“Live one day at a time. Just for today I will try to live through this day only, and not to tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would intimidate me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime. Just for today I will be positive and thankful. Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.read more...