Blog Posts from May, 2016

Unconditional Love

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Yesterday as I was walking through the dining room a woman probably in her 60’s approached me and said, “You were supposed to help me get something notarized today.” I knew nothing about that, but was happy to help her if I could, and I offered to drive her the couple of blocks to the office of a notary on our staff.

Upon arrival at that office, however, I discovered that the letter to be notarized had not yet been yet been written, and it appeared that “Mary” would have a hard time writing it. So I pulled out pen and pad and wrote while Mary dictated.

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.