Tag Archives: self-centered

Displaying Elmo

When I left the monastery almost 14 years ago to serve as a Pastor in a parish, I was astonished to discover the extent to which society had become self-centered. It seems that every advance in electronics and communication has … Continue reading

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Luggage

For months you have imagined how this exotic and long-awaited trip will be. Cumulatively, large chunks of your days have been spent in imagining the places you will visit, the customs you will discover, the new dishes that you will … Continue reading

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Wake Up And Wise Up

An interesting aspect of many of today’s television commercials is they often stress hyper-kinetic youth and its reckless frivolity!  It’s as if this is something everyone should embrace and the crazy stunts of youth are a sign of really being … Continue reading

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The Holiness Of The Ordinary

A friend and I were driving into Savannah when a crazed, disheveled man suddenly appeared in the road charging toward all cars coming his way, waving his arms and giving the finger to all of us in a demonic rage!  … Continue reading

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What Is Right Here Now

While enjoying a hamburger at the local mall I couldn’t help being aware of the heated discussion at the next table.  Suddenly the young woman jumped up, slammed both hands onto the table and yelled at the guy, “You can … Continue reading

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The Welfare of Others

I was born in early 1949 which makes me part of the Baby Boomer generation.  Yes, we were the ones who wallowed in free-love and various drugs all the while revolting against anything and everything which society and our parents … Continue reading

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Appealing to Our Narcissism

Big Business has become our spiritual guru guiding us toward those values that it finds useful to its own purposes!  “Have it your way!” (Burger King); “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful” (Pantene Shampoo); “Because I’m worth it!” (L’Oreal); “Next … Continue reading

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This Is The Moment

There is that moment when we are swept up, infatuated, enthralled, when there is nothing boring or unexciting about the object of our affection.  And later there is that moment when there is nothing enticing at all about the same … Continue reading

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Secret Closet of Our Heart

I knew someone who spoke with certitude about the correctness of the Roman Catholic Church and its theology, and who was one of the most self-centered persons that I have ever known.  I have no idea how it happened but … Continue reading

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WE Are What It’s All About!

We have been screwed up by television commercials with catchy slogans and jingles that creep into the corners of our brain and sit there repeating themselves on an endless loop: Obey your thirst! (Sprite) Have it your way! (Burger King) … Continue reading

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