Father Morelli’s First Visit to Genet’s Place

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli and Genet were at her place. After leaving St. Paul`s Within The Walls Church, he took her home. She invited him in to spend a while. They had been to see the Vivaldi's Four Seasons Meets Bach's Masterpieces concert after having dinner at Cotto Restaurant. The concert lasted …

Serpents, Accusations & Salvation

They were hanging out in front of the hotel where they were staying after returning from sightseeing and having lunch when Dushan asked her, "Do you have anything against Jews?" Surprised by his question, she replied, "No. Why would I?" "You're a Christian, right?" "Yes." "I've heard of some Christians who have a problem with …

Canada’s New National Holiday

Image by Government of Canada Today is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This holiday was proposed in 2015 by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which under Action 80 called upon the federal government, in collaboration with Indigenous peoples, to establish a statutory holiday “to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, …

Cate Runs into Derrick and Amelie

Derrick and Amelie were waiting to be seated at the Savoy Grill. It was the first time in a long time that they were eating out and they were looking forward to it. Last night, Derrick moved back into the master bedroom. He had been sleeping in the spare bedroom since February. And for the …

Olive Oil

In Biblical times, Olive Oil was a precious and sacred commodity for the Jews. It was used for healing, cooking, lighting lamps, soaps and cosmetics. It was used to anoint kings and priests. It was used to honor God and men (Judges 9:9). Today, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the staple of the Mediterranean diet …

Breaking Up with Janis

After he called Janis earlier that morning to tell her that he needed to see her that afternoon, he decided to go to the beach. As he swam in the calm ocean, he thought about how he was going to break the news to her. The line, Healing hawthorns and harrowing hesitations came to mind …

Battered Women

Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) is an organization dedicated to freeing and liberating women from violence and empowering the community through training and education programs. The organization has been providing counseling and healing spaces for victims of abuse for over 35 years and helping women to be strong and resilient through advocacy, law reform and …

Spousal Abuse

“When it comes to abuse, you believe there’s no way out. There is always help. There is always a way out.” ― Rev. Donna Mulvey It’s hard to believe that Christian women are in abusive marriages but it is true. “Bible verses are often used to justify domestic abuse, such as those that refer to male …

Jesus is Willing

I see God’s love manifested through Jesus’ healing of the leper. Leprosy was a terrible disease.  It disfigured people and made them outcasts in their communities. A person with leprosy had to tear his clothes and put a covering upon his upper lip and cry, “unclean, unclean.” They were rejected and avoided.  No one wanted …

A Righteous Judge

God is a righteous Judge. The Bible declares, “Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; Let the sea roar, and all its fullness; Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the Lord. For He is coming, for He …

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