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Dollar Bill’s Corner: Critters

Friday January 30, 2009 St. Augustine, FL After a sleepless, wet night I realized my cat had a toy in my bed. In Miami, the local critters visited every night but they never brought playthings to me. When I slept they would lick my hands for the salt crusted on my skin from spending much […]

A Call to Social Action For the Impoverished

In Gustavo Gutierrez’s book, On Job, he addresses the problem of the wealthy not caring for those who are poor. It is too often that those who are misfortunate are overlooked by those who have the wealth and capabilities to aid them. It is the moral obligation of people fortunate enough to live in comfortable […]

The Injustice and Anti-Spirituality of War

The inspirational twentieth-century monk, Thomas Merton, being a contemporary of atrocities such as Auschwitz, Hiroshima, and Vietnam, became quite aware of the dangers and injustices within the institution of war. In a letter to Etta Gullick, Merton wrote “There is one task for me that takes precedence over everything else: working with such means as […]

A Spiritual Call to Creativity

In Dynamics of Faith, Paul Tillich writes, “characteristic of a symbol is that it opens up levels of reality which otherwise are closed for us.”  Art and, more generally, creativity are types of symbols.  They represent that which humans want to express.  Therefore, creativity is one of the most important aspects of being human because […]

A God Without Limit

If we cannot hear His words or perceive His love, why should we celebrate and worship such a being?