The Priest started with a riddle: “What does everybody need to do, nobody wants to do, and most people don’t know how to do it?” I guessed death. Wrong. The answer was FORGIVENESS. First, yes, everybody does NEED to forgive. Our lives are miserable if we hold anger and angst in our minds. Daily activities lose joy, and we neglect our future by wasting precious energy … [Read more...]
Bless them on their way
The Priest started with a riddle: "What does everybody need to do, nobody wants to do, and most people don’t know how to do it?" I guessed, death. Wrong. The answer was FORGIVENESS. Forgiveness is a topic addressed in many counseling sessions, and the message in the homily was pertinent to many. First, yes, everybody does NEED to forgive. If we hold anger and angst in our … [Read more...]
Sin – What do you think?
Sin – What do you think? (Opinion piece - I am a Christian - not a religious counselor) I researched SIN on the internet and reaffirmed that we have all sinned. Adam began with original sin and we all inherited it. Jesus died for our sins and gave us a second chance. But, then again, we have all sinned since then. We can say we are sorry and mean it sincerely, but then … [Read more...]
Invite new experiences
Invite new experiences Before the first bridge hand is dealt, I always look across the table, into the eyes of my partner, and say with all sincerity, “Please forgive me in advance for all the mistakes I am about to make.” We laugh and begin the play of the cards. Humility is good for our mental health because it balances inflated egos. Therefore I keep walking into … [Read more...]