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From the monthly archives: March, 1998

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The Holy Spirit's gift of counsel

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

March 30, 1998

There is a striking parallel in the Bible between two stories. In each, an innocent woman, threatened by a crowd, is saved because one person intervenes, gives counsel and alters things. The stories, however, end differently, one manifesting the gift of counsel considerably more than the other.

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The gifts of wisdom and understanding

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

March 23, 1998

Few persons have written as eloquently on the difference between simply being bright and full of information as opposed to being wise, as has the American philosopher, James Hillman.

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A new look at the gifts of the Holy Spirit

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

March 16, 1998

The American poet, Robert Frost, once wrote that there is a congenital something in us that hates a wall. Well, there is also something, just as non-eradicable, that loves a list, especially in us who are cradle Catholics.

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This has nothing to do with happiness

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

March 9, 1998

In Iris Murdoch's novel, A Severed Head, the hero becomes obsessed with a woman he hardly knows, but who has a paralyzing emotional grip on him. At one point, he has to choose whether he will have an affair with her.

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Jesus avoids 'redemptive violence'

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

March 2, 1998

Few things warm the heart as does the myth of redemptive violence. This myth, very different than that taught us by Jesus, lies in the root of the Western soul. It forms the basis for countless, heart-warming novels, movies, songs and children's stories, and is generally substituted for the actual story of God's redemption.

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