Does it sound incredible to say that when we receive Communion we are eating the entire universe?
Of course it does, but it is also incredibly possible and I rejoice in it.
From NCR - LGBTQ people need justice, not mercy, from Pope Francis by Jamie Manson
It's been nearly two and a half years since Pope Francis uttered his now-legendary "Who am I to judge?" statement while aboard the papal plane.
From NYT - 2015 Was Hottest Year in Recorded History, NASA and NOAA Say By JUSTIN GILLIS
Scientists reported Wednesday that 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history by far, breaking a record set only the year before — a burst of heat that has continued into the new year and is roiling weather patterns all over the world.
From the New York Times - In Climate Move, Obama Halts New Coal Mining Leases on Public Lands By CORAL DAVENPORT
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced on Friday a halt to new coal mining leases on public lands as it considers an overhaul of the program that could lead to increased costs for energy companies and a slowdown in extraction.
We hope so!
We applaud the Obama administration and encourage them to take the most immediate and forceful actions possible to reduce and quickly eliminate all use of fossil fuels in the production of energy.
What the republican party loves to call the “war on coal” is actually the war to save the planet as a habitable home for our children and grandchildren. Future generations will not forgive us if we don’t solve this problem NOW.
We're the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation that can do something about it. ~President Barack Obama
It occurred to me that if I were a ghost,
this ambiance was what I'd miss most:
the ordinary, day-to-day bustle of the living.
Thus the vocation of the baptized person is a simple thing: it is to live from day to day, whatever the day brings, in this extraordinary unity, in this reconciliation with all people and all things, in this knowledge that death has no more power, in this truth of the resurrection.
~William Stringfellow, Instead of Death
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