Despite their best effortsOf endless wedding planning,Repeated head countsAnd scrupulous budgets-Reality had outdone them.At the worst possible momentThey found themselvesLacking,In need of a miracle.The jars of wineThat were once overflowingHad now run dry.So Mother MaryMade a request of Jesus,One that would set in motionA public lifeThat would lead to a public deathAnd ultimately a greater […]Read more "Cana"
Showing up early.Forgiving quickly.Apologizing first.Offering to help.Refusing to take advantage.Opening doors for others.Giving the benefit of the doubt.Overlooking the pettiness of others.Listening to a rant.Repeating yourself without getting annoyed.Saying ‘Thank you.’In a world whereNothing is for mahala*Where almost every interactionIs making someone, somewhereA lot of money,Its worth taking the timeTo note the stuff we do […]Read more "The stuff we do for free"
Money is rarely just money.Its relationship to our identityIs one few of us can openly admitBut one we all feel intimately.All this talk of financial securityDoesn’t account for the phenomenon whereWhile we are on our wayTo securing the bagThe bag itself has secured us,Binding us to itself until weAlmost solely base our existenceOn moneyAnd the […]Read more "Financial Decoupling"
The only problem with “Living our best lives” Is that we don’t live them Every day. We speak a lot about Positioning ourselves With our best foot forward As though that foot Is the only one we have, As though some days Aren’t dark Some nights- Too long, Some choices made- Unfortunate. None of us […]Read more "Stinky Foot"
And not on earthWith the miserly.My hand does not look toThe employer who paysOr the consumer whoConsumesNor the stock that multiplies,But to the God who has keptAll living thingsAliveFor millennia.My bread is buttered in heaven,I do not need to stealLieCheatManipulateOr weaselFor provision.My Father knows wellHow to take care of me.Read more "My Bread is buttered in Heaven"
That really should go without saying And yet it needs to be said. We cannot be everywhere at once, Regardless of of how good virtual reality becomes There will always be something somewhere we are missing out on We will never be Omnipresent. We have more tools to plan and project Than ever before And […]Read more "You are not God"
You didn’t save as much money as you could have last year and now things are tight. You were rude. You didn’t make the phone call when it really mattered and now it will count for less. You lied to protect yourself. You sold yourself short. You failed. So you’ve messed up, now what? Now […]Read more "So you’ve messed up, now what?"
I hope it was worth it. In the face of an unprecedented Global crisis You were not deterred. With disease, confusion and fear filling our Streets and gripping our hearts. You made sure that your pockets remained lined With dirty money. Your dedication is remarkable. Counting cash in the middle of a hurricane. I guess […]Read more "An open letter to those who steal public funds during a pandemic"
We broke a window yesterday at my cousin’s. Well, actually, the wind broke it. But it’s because we left it open during the storm. Partly our fault but Mostly nature’s doing. Anyways, we fixed it today. Partly because we could afford to Mostly because it’s the kind of thing that happens here. Problems get solved. […]Read more "Problematic"