Wednesday, December 25, 2013


"Christmas is the mystery of contact with God, fundamentally and actually." (p. 72)
- Fr. Alfred Delp SJ, “The Prison Meditations of Father Alfred Delp”, 1963 Herder and Herder New York
See also: The Prison Meditations of Father Delp


  1. 2Cents __________________________________

    Love in its self is mystery
    you just got to put up with
    the discomfort it just seems
    like it does not want to go away !

    Blessings __________________________________

    1. amen, bob. hope you are having a happy xmas day.

    2. ps. you're starting to sound a bit like Delp! :-)

  2. Sr Simone of Network sent out a good greeting: Let us remember on drear distant days/ we are a promised Christmas joy/ we live as one this tragic gifted life--We are the Body of God!
    I liked receiving this greeting, which Sr Simone Campbell wrote in 2002, excerpted from INCARNATION

    1. I don't think that I've ever noticed so much the Xmas intermingling of "drear" and "tragic" with "joy" and "gift" as much as I have this year. I'm also glad to know that Sr. Simone wrote that -- she is misinterpreted by many Catholics. This greeting attests to her profound wisdom, in my opinion.

  3. my2Cents -

    i am happy to know
    that i am beginning to sound like a
    moor reasonable person - thank you

    i am finishing Mertons biography by M Mott 1948 -
    the sevens mountains of TM - its some 600 pages hard cover
    its the longest book i have ever read -i will not read it again-
    i got some 40 pages to go so i am only only reading 2or3 at a time
    so he dont get dead so soon- if you or someone wants trhe book
    i will send it to them foe $4.00 shipping ------------

    Blessings ______________________________________

    1. I had that book once, bob - I may still have it somewhere on my bookshelf. I had a hard time getting through it, for some reason. (Maybe the 600 pages had something to do with it!) Would rather read Merton himself.

  4. 2Cents

    ANY ONE on this list is welcomed to have it !
    it is not a fun book to read and does
    not paint Merton as a pie in the sky person
    with his personal conflicts and insecurities -

    Blessings ________________________________

    1. I hope you can pass the book on, bob. Not sure that this "list" has so many followers, though.

  5. 2Cents ______________________-

    perhaps 5 or 6
    maybe that’s all it can stand !!!
    but that’s ok the right thing always
    happens at the right time -

    Blessings __________________________