Seeking the sacred

I am reblogging this very meaningful and poignant reflection about ultimate meaning as I am going through some (hopefully short-term) challenges in some of my important relationships at the moment.

Peace,
W. Ockham

The Sprightly Writer

I heard about a hit-and-run that happened in our area last week from a police officer friend of mine.  He was just telling me about it on Saturday night, when I brought him maple syrup from our  maple tree tapping outing we went to that day.  Four county correctional officers were struck by an SUV while they were jogging Tuesday night.  Three of them were injured, but one of them, a 25 year old mother of a 5 month old, died at the scene of the accident.

He was also telling me other horror stories of what goes wrong in this area and on the news.  I often wonder if he has any positive stories about anything to talk about.  I worked in a crime lab for 5 years, I know all about the horrific things that can happen between people but I don’t go talking about them.

On Sunday…

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About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog (www.teilhard.com) explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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7 Responses to Seeking the sacred

  1. William I denote a bit of discontent or pensiveness. I hope that of which you hint will resolve in a positive fashion and I will begin prayers for Grace to prevail and much Peace of heart.
    Blessings my friend—Julie

    • Julie, thank you so much for the concern. I sincerely appreciate it. I am stressed, but not significantly more than usual. I am overcommitted and it is starting to take its toll. I am looking forward to a respite at Thanksgiving and then over Christmas. Thank you again for the well-wishes.

      Peace,
      W. Ockham

      • I learned over the years that Education had an insidious way of sucking the life out of its teachers—more and more time, committees, responsibilities, hours of the day, days of the week, till there wasn’t much left to offer to others–not to ones’ students nor especially family and self. If there isn’t much of self remaining, those who love us get nothing but the empty pieces which remain—be mindful to not let that happen my friend—learning to say No is important, difficult, but important as you must guard what is most important to you which I suspect is your wife and two boys—being available to them should be foremost—just 2 cents from a cookie 🙂

      • Good advice my friend. I sincerely appreciate it.

  2. Lynda says:

    William, I’m not one to give advice but it is so easy to get over-committed and our families are the first to feel the effects. I am stretched to the limit myself at the moment and I don’t want to let anyone down so I just keep plugging away but I know better. The Lord is telling me that I need to set boundaries – the problem is that I enjoy everything that I do and I don’t want to disappoint others but I have had to determine my priorities and there are certain things that I just don’t attend or participate in. I pray that you will have peace and that you will know where the boundaries should be. Blessings.

  3. Casey says:

    I should have posted this on your blog, instead of the post itself.

    Thank you so much for the re-blog, William.

    I wanted to tell you that meant a great deal to me that you reblogged my post. I hope your “(hopefully short-term) challenges in your important relationships” ease up and soon.

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

    Warmly,

    Casey

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