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Say What?!

There is a Calvin and Hobbes comic strip which shows him asking his mother, “Can I have a snack?”  His mother says, “Sure.”  The next frame shows Calvin walking away with the whole cookie jar as he hears his mother … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Me Now?

For a time we Monks up on our mountain in upstate New York went through a “Murder She Wrote” TV series phase.  Many of us like the mystery genre and eagerly watched episodes in which Angela Lansbury solved various perplexing … Continue reading

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Belonging

In Orthodox monasticism one engages in the discipline of discipleship by apprenticing oneself to an experienced Elder.  That Elder shows by example, teaches by words and reflects the disciple back to himself.  Discipleship is an authentic relationship; one in which … Continue reading

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Hope

What is hope?  The dictionary defines it as: “The feeling that what is wanted can be had, or that events will turn out for the best.”  What is wanted; yep, that describes my feelings about Hawaiʻi… what is wanted.  But … Continue reading

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