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From the monthly archives: April, 2003

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Stuck between rainbow and the cross

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 28, 2003

In the Hebrew Scriptures we are presented with the rainbow as a sign of the resurrection and of God's unconditional love for us. What a beautiful, wonderful, apt symbol! A rainbow bends light so as to refract it and show what it looks like on the inside, its colours, its mystery, its spectacular beauty. Light has a beautiful inside that we can't always see.

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Forgive them, they know not what they do

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 21, 2003

As Jesus is being crucified, he asks his Father to forgive his killers. These are his words: "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing!"

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Show up! Show up regularly for prayer!

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 14, 2003

In a homily at a wedding, Dietrich Bonhoeffer once gave this advice to a young couple: "Today you are young and very much in love and you think that your love can sustain your marriage. It can't. Let your marriage sustain your love."

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Contemplation allows the joy of presence

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 7, 2003

One of the great spiritual writers of our time is Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk. Merton, though, wasn't born in a monastery. A checkered past and a driving restlessness led him there and what he was looking for was solitude, respite from a temperament that would not let him rest.

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