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On Mystical Madness

Last week my wife and I hiked into Santa Elena Canyon (pictured above) in Big Bend National Park. We were both struck speechless by the beauty. My wife, having the gift of enthusiasm, said “I’d love to sing.” So together … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts on Prayer

Recently a friend who suffered a family tragedy some years ago shared with me the comment made to him by a priest. On the night of this tragic loss, the priest-friend came to the home and listened as my friend … Continue reading

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On Spiritual Mentors: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Recently my wife and I were watching the very excellent CNN series on the 60s. One segment focused on the issue of race and paid attention to the great work of Martin Luther King. I became excited as Dr. King’s … Continue reading

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On Mysticism

When I think of mystics, I think of saintly persons showered in heavenly light, a look of bliss on their faces as they see the face of God. While I long for such an experience, it has seemed out of … Continue reading

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