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It's Just Kevin's Corner

Thoughts from a Canadian Vicar

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October 2010

Do the Math Challenge


You may or may not have heard of an initiative in our community called Pathway to Potential (P2P). It is a working strategy to make our community stronger. P2P’s web pages says that theirs is “a strategy for reducing poverty... Continue Reading →

The Dalai Lama, Winston Churchill and Jesus of Nazareth


Today in Toronto, the Dalai Lama spoke to a gathering of over 15 000 people. During his speech he remarked that the next Dalai Lama could be a woman. He noted that the advantages would include the fact that she would... Continue Reading →

A Rich and Complex Week


Thomas Merton wrote, "You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with... Continue Reading →

Archbishop Desmond Tutu takes his Leave


Last week, quietly, an enormous but diminutive man walked into the sunset of retirement. Desmond Tutu who has been so important in our world for so long retired on his 79th birthday on October 7.  I was reading the Time... Continue Reading →

Chilean Miners Give Us Hope


Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.  ~ George Iles The images these past couple of days from Chile are remarkable. I watched live as a rescuer was lowered 23oo feet into the earth on Tuesday evening.... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving on Holy Ground


Earth is crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God, but only he who sees takes off his shoes. --Elizabeth Barrett Browning Thanksgiving is a great time of year. It is fall and that alone is reason to... Continue Reading →

Mother Teresa Meets John Lennon


“We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it.... Continue Reading →

THE WRONG SIDE OF THE BED


Leader: O God of all gods, grant us your light this night, your grace as we sleep, your joy in the morning and let us be made pure in the well of your health. All: Lift from us any anguish, take from... Continue Reading →

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