Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Good Rule

“There is a good rule in spiritual life, which we all forget continually,” he said, “that you must see more of your own sins than other people’s.” He remarked that the sum of human sin has been growing since Adam’s time, and we all share some of the blame. “So I think everyone must say to himself, ‘We must change our thinking.’ We cannot see what is in the heart of another person. Maybe he is a holy man, and I can see only that he is wearing a wrong jacket.”

-Arvo Part

The Sound of Spirit by Arthur Lubow

NORCIA

Please pray for the Monks of Norcia as they have to deal with this difficult situation which the earthquake has placed them in.

They are very holy, traditional, and make awesome beer.  May God help all them and all those in need in Italy.

Monday, August 22, 2016

No Business

"Do not lose your temper with those who sin. Do not have a passion for noticing every sin in your neighbor and judging it, as we usually do. Everyone will give an answer for himself before God. Especially, do not look with evil intention on the sins of those older than you, with whom you have no business. But correct your own sins, your own heart."

-St. John of Kronstadt 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sajna Ve Sajna

Exactly two weeks ago, I was able to see Gurdas Maan, a cultural hero of mine in a concert here in Los Angeles.  He really is a living legend in our Punjabi culture and thankfully this was the third time I was able to see him live.  There really is no words in the English lexicon that can really describe such an experience.



Please keep my beloved Punjab in your prayers.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Patience

“Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.”

-St. Teresa of Avila