To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost-blind you draw large startling figures.
~Flannery O’Connor.

Hard Work

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 8, 2016 | No Comments

Our faith tells us that when the last hours comes, the best places to be taken are while in prayer or while engaged in work to which we committed ourselves in cheerful acceptance of the truth that work is the lot of humanity, post Eden. If done with diligence and integrity, work is obedience to divine order, a form of…

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Humility in the Face of Mystery

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 2, 2016 | No Comments

Maybe it’s our free will misdirected or just a shameful pride, but we live our lives with the conviction that we stand at the center of the drama. Moments rarely come that put us outside ourselves, that divorce us from our egos and force us to see the larger picture, to recognize that the drama is in fact a tapestry…

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Justice and Truth

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 25, 2016 | No Comments

The wisdom of the most sagacious ancient Greeks, the wisdom of the most perceptive rabbis of ancient Canaan, and all the parables of Christ teach us to believe not in justice, but in truth. In a world of rampant lying, where so many lies are used to inflame passions and justify false grievances, the indiscriminate pursuit of justice leads sooner…

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The Mystery of Life

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 19, 2016 | No Comments

Also I wrote this [book] to explain life to myself. The mystery. The humor, dark and light, that is the warp and weft of the weave. The absurdity. The terror. The hope. The joy, the grief. The God we never see except by indirection. [Dean Koontz, Life Expectancy (Bantam Books: New York, New York, 2012), p. 439.]

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Unhealthy Fear

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 12, 2016 | No Comments

[Spoken by the fictional Alfred Hitchcock:] “As an adult, I loved to drive, to be behind the wheel with open road ahead. But I so dreaded being stopped by a traffic cop – dreaded it like death, Mr. Thomas – that I hardly ever drove. I left all the driving to Alma or hired drivers even before I could afford…

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Wisdom

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 5, 2016 | No Comments

Anyway, knowledge isn’t wisdom, and we aren’t just to stuff ourselves with facts and figures. We are given this life so we might earn the next; the gift is a chance to grow in spirit, and knowledge is one of the many nutrients that facilitate our growth. [Dean Koontz, One Door Away From Heaven (Bantam Books: New York, NY, 2001), p. 321.]

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