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Ronda Chervin received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. A widow, mother, and grandmother, she currently teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Write to her at chervinronda@gmail.com.
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"Upon the road, René was always occupied with God. His words and the discourses he held were all expressive of submission to the commands of Divine Providence, and showed a willing acceptance of the death which God was sending him. He gave himself to God as a sacrifice, to be reduced to ashes by the fires of the Iroquois, which that good Father's hand would kindle. He sought the means to bless Him in all things and everywhere. Covered with wounds as he himself was, Goupil dressed the wounds of other persons, of the enemies who had received some blows in the fight as well as those of the prisoners. He opened the vein for a sick Iroquois. And he did it all with as much charity as if he had done it to persons who were his best friends."
— St. Isaac Jogues (writing in 1643)

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To bear more fruit stay closer to Jesus
published 29 March 2013 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

From my old journals, 2006:

A priest in Hickory, N.C. said in a sermon that we should never go out to our ministries as if it is just “I am going” but always “we (Jesus and I) are going.”
At New Jersey talks for priests making this workshop-retreat, Scott Hahn interprets Jesus saying that “greater works than this will you do,” and “what is harder to forgive sins or say get up and walk” as about Eucharist and Reconciliation!
I am thinking of Brecht(?) who had a poem that was something like
When I was young I hated everybody.
Then when I was older I liked good people.
Now I am old and I respect everyone just because they are human beings in pain.
A little prose-poem of mine:
Frantic cat
Wanting home
Stretched to the max
Across the screen door
Claws holding you fast

Turn around
And see your master
Close behind,
Ready to carry you inside!

Frantic human
Wanting home
Stretched to the max
Across the earth
Hands holding you fast

Turn around
And see your Lord
Close behind,
Ready to carry you to eternity!

I was feeling doubt about words in my heart from Jesus thinking I am just projecting this and I got this thought presumably from Jesus: Which pathos is greater: out of love for Love to believe I am loved or out of fear of being fatuous to reject even Love?