Blog Posts for "Isaiah"

“Those who humble themselves…will grab a shovel.”

Isaiah 1:10, 16-20; Matthew 23:1-12 Conversion is about change, and the most direct way that it is reflected is in my behavior.  In Isaiah’s words, I “cease doing evil” and “learn to do good.”  I don’t seek out places of honor or rely on titles, my status or the various forms of privilege that I am given in the Church or wider community.  Humility is learned.  Like any other virtue, it must be nurtured. The most obvious way that I learn humility is through my failures, large and small;...

The Wound VAC and Lent

Ss. Perpetua & Felicity Isaiah 65:17-21 I recently had to spend another nine days in the hospital for the treatment of a post-surgical infection.  In addition to antibiotics, another element of my care upon discharge has been the use of what’s called a wound VAC.  As the name suggests, it’s a device that uses negative pressure to clean a wound of the bad stuff and promote the formation of new tissue through a process called granulation.  The cleaning of the wound and the attachment of the device bring some discomfort, and the fact...

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