I've had to make an unexpected trip to Trinidad to see my mother who had to have emergency surgery. She is in a stable but serious condition to date. In the course of my short stay I've had the opportunity to see lot's of family and old friends who have come to the hospital to visit. And I have come to realize that though years have passed and situations have changed that we still all have great commonality in faith...
This is 2 century old networking at its best, not the electronic fads of today that will change with the new technologies of tomorrow. No, this is an enduring connection that began with Jesus and the Twelve that has endured persecutions, corruptions, inquisitions and scandals that would easily topple any human institution. This is a faith connection that reaches out through time and connect all to its central hub, Jesus Christ. All who have visited us have left us all more blessed than when we came. People have busy lives and thousands of things to do it seems, but they have taken a moment of pause to come and visit, share and uplift a fellow life traveller in her hour of need. It is called COMPASSION, it is called LOVE, it is called CHURCH in its purest sense and I am forever grateful to be part of it. I am proud to be a witness. Peace.
Hi, welcome to my weekly blog. I'm deacon Michel and I love blogging and the healthy exchange of constructive ideas. Now my mind has been known to wander on a million different things all at once so don't be surprised at what you find here. I often scratch my head and go 'Huh?' at my own thoughts. Feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts with me.
This blog reflects MY ongoing Christian journey: insights gained through the Holy Spirit, my experiences, my studies, my relationships. The content of this website is solely that of Deacon Michel du Chaussee, and does not represent the Archdiocese of Miami or any other entity of the Roman Catholic Church in any official capacity. Needless to say, I hope that none of my writings are contrary to the doctrines of faith and morals that are reflected in Sacred Tradition or as taught and guarded by the Magisterium of the Church or to the truths of God as revealed in the Holy Scriptures.
For I take seriously what a very wise man has often said to me:
"Ordination is not license for private practice" - Msgr. A. Andersen