Patrick Day

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Monday, July 10th, 2017

Saying Grace THERE IS A restaurant in a city somewhere, a sort of quick-lunch place with no tablecloths on the tables, just the ketchup and mustard jars on the bare wood. It seems to be raining outside. An elderly man with a raincoat and umbrella has turned at the door. Another man glances up as […]

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

NO MAN IS AN ISLAND Humanity is like an enormous spider web, so that if you touch it anywhere, you set the whole thing trembling. As we move around this world and as we act with kindness, perhaps, or with indifference, or with hostility, toward the people we meet, we too are setting the great […]

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

This is the guy who was going to kill himself last summer as soon as he got out of jail because he felt so worthless. Quite a transformation I’d say. “Savior, defender, my healer, worthy is the lamb you are high and lifted up, my King. Your great name Jesus. I love Jesus so much. […]

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

SITTING IN MCDONALDS AT 6 A.M. I had time to meditate this morning because the person I was to meet with didn’t show up. What world have you given us, Lord, that a deranged man would kill 50 people in Orlando? As if it were Your fault. But it isn’t, not at all, unless giving […]

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

WHAT WORLD ARE YOU LIVING IN? Each day two worlds compete for your attention – God’s world and the natural world. If you go your own way and long for the things of this world, you have chosen the natural world you were born into. If, on the other hand, you praise the name of […]

Friday, December 18th, 2015

THE REST OF THE REST OF THE STORY When I talked with Raphael two days after the hearing in Anoka, I was still very upset with his public defender and let Raphael know it. He listened to me vent but didn’t say anything. I told him he still needed to be cordial to the guy […]

Friday, May 8th, 2015

LIFE Life abounds around me in this world. The people I meet. The dogs I pet. The trees that blow in the wind. But You are my life, Lord. I do nothing without You. Follow @patday33

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

HUMILITY She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.  – Luke 2:7 The trappings of this world had no room for Jesus, so He was born in humble surroundings, of humble parents, and worshipped by humble shepherds. Should we not also worship […]

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

EBOLA The spread of Ebola is front-page news in most papers I read lately. It’s one more piece of evidence that we live in a fallen world, as if we needed more examples amidst wars and rumors of wars. Romans 8 tells us that the creation itself is in bondage to decay and “groaning as […]

Monday, October 6th, 2014

REFLECT ON ME HOLY SPIRIT Reflect on me, Holy Spirit, as I reflect on You. Be a mirror before my soul to show me what is of God and what is of me. Follow @patday33