11 March 2014


Dust on crust is the phrase skiers use for fresh powder on layers of old ice. And so another picture arises of my soul as I see the trees dusted with the day's snow; as I give up attitudes that are unkind and God orders my heart, I see all that is underneath that keeps me from loving.

You certainly don't need my litany, but you can create your own, carefully looking at 1 Corinthians 13 and how you relate to others. Are you patient, kind, not envious, not proud, not rude, not self-seeking, not easily angered, not keeping a record of what others do wrong?


This is the rugged path of love, the high call, the narrow way; we need only take baby steps to walk towards home. If we become aware that we are keeping a record of wrongs, we forgive, let go and a little ice melts off the caverns of our heart; we begin to love.

God is love and He is tender and merciful.

Medicine from Sacred Writings:

"Fasting is a medicine...now if when the body needs healing exactness is required on our part, much more ought we, when our care is about the soul, and we seek to heal the distempers of the mind, to look, and to search into every particular with the utmost accuracy." 

John Chrysostom   Fourth Century