Did humans evolve with a purpose, or are we merely accidents? I think both Democrats and Republicans need to ponder this question as they “make sausage” or that matter create stalemates —an understanding of what it means to be human and the difference it makes. Vatican II laid out a roadmap for the Church in […]Read more "Thoughts I am pondering this week"
The word fatberg came to my attention a few years ago. The term was coined in the UK to describe the tangled mass of cleaning wipes and cooking fat that forms in sewage systems. The largest fatberg in London was defined as the size of a double-decker bus. Significant sewage blockages (fatbergs) have become more common in […]Read more "GREEN JUNCTION: “The word fatberg” BY JULIE PELLER PH.D."
Green Junction The physical surroundings of the celebrated events of Christianity – the birth of Jesus and the death and resurrection of Jesus – are profoundly different today than in that time of human history. Our visions and celebrations of Christmas and Easter in the present day are complicated by secular and material influences. In […]Read more "Green Junction: Our Physical Surroundings by Julie Peller Ph.D."
“The history of the church, e.g., the early Benedictines, has shown that early in ecclesiastical history the task of the clergy was to assist the laity in exercising the latter’s role in the church.” ~ Louis J Putz CSC. (the operative word is “assist”) What Louis wrote, and most especially what he did in his […]Read more "You are the Church…."
“The ultimate test of one’s conscience may be the willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard,”—Gaylord Nelson. The wonders of spring are emerging, but they are now unfortunately accompanied by the season of more visible filth and garbage. The primarily plastic refuse is present and visible along […]Read more "Green Junction by Julie Peller Ph.D. “The wonders of spring are emerging”"
The best way not to have your profession or business become a commodity is to understand the meaning of a Trusted Relationship. And that doesn’t happen overnight. The difference IN being human and the difference IT makes. Life and art are a seamless garment of humanity. To better understand philosophy/theology look to the art. Society […]Read more "Snippets of My Thinking & Reflecting this morning."
This weekend reflect on the past week and see where you were able to bring about social awareness, service to others, listen to someone explain an eye-opening experience, work on your continuing education of life, and participate in the community. Then think about next week. What will change? Ask yourself, “Why are meditation and reflection […]Read more "This weekend reflect on the past week"
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” J.R.R. Tolkien – The […]Read more "“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”"
Reflecting in “free Will’ during Holy Week, a time where I do reflect on what it means to be a human being and why. The term “free will” is a human term, just like “god” is a human term. What we are describing is a reality that we discover in our universes, ourselves, and our […]Read more "Reflecting on free will…."
During this period of Covid, lockdowns, and working remotely, many human beings experienced for the first time a true sense of what it feels like to be valuable and worthwhile to others and self. The challenge during this period was understanding what prevents us from sliding into deceptiveness and dishonesty about those feelings. This period […]Read more "Contemplation and Reclaiming Real Conversations."