The Existence of the Soul

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 28, 2016 | No Comments

I wonder sometimes why those who theorize about the human mind can so easily believe in the existence of things they cannot see or measure, or in any meaningful way confirm as real – such as the id, the ego, the unconscious I – but nevertheless dismiss as superstitious those who believe the body has a soul. [Dean Koontz, Odd Apocalypse (Bantam…

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Meaning of the Universe

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 23, 2016 | No Comments

Not everything that happens during the day is an omen portending a good or evil development in the future, but everything has meaning to one degree or another, for the world is an ever-weaving tapestry from which no thread can be pulled without destroying the integrity of the cloth. The breadth of Creation makes it impossible for us to step…

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Italian Alzheimers

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 21, 2016 | No Comments

Italian Alzheimers is when you forget everything except who you still need to kill.

Failure and Triumph

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 21, 2016 | No Comments

As I watch him…I can too easily imagine how his feathery hope is being crushed beneath a weight of unearned shame. His failure to defeat something more powerful than himself, and the scar that reminds him of his failure, is no reason for shame; guilt is deserved only when the effort to resist evil is never made. Yet the human…

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To My Wife

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 16, 2016 | No Comments

To Gerda. In the thousands of days in my life, the most momentous was – and always will be – the day we met. [Dean Koontz, From the Corner of His Eye (Bantam Books: New York, NY, 2012), Dedication page.]

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Fear and Faith

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 11, 2016 | No Comments

The chlorine-like smell of ozone intensified to such an extent that I worried it might tease a sneeze from me. Without faith to act as a governor, the human mind is a runaway worry generator, a dynamo of negative expectations. And because your life is yours to shape as you wish with free will, if you entertain too much anxiety…

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Christopher Columbus on Risking Everything

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 9, 2016 | No Comments

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Hard Work

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 8, 2016 | No Comments

Our faith tells us that when the last hours comes, the best places to be taken are while in prayer or while engaged in work to which we committed ourselves in cheerful acceptance of the truth that work is the lot of humanity, post Eden. If done with diligence and integrity, work is obedience to divine order, a form of…

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True Wisdom

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 7, 2016 | No Comments

In each little life, we can see great truth and beauty, and in each little life we glimpse the way of all things in the universe. If we allow ourselves to be enchanted by the beauty of the ordinary, we begin to see that all things are extraordinary. If we allow ourselves to be humbled by what we do not…

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