Spirituality

Fr. Glenn: Killing With Kindness

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

Almost daily—or even more often—we can get stuck in perplexing situations.  What to do…what to do?  Which is the better path?  Even when we are consciously trying to discern what is right and good, there can be so many different factors to be weighed, throwing us into mental debate and moral quandary.  Even when the rules are rigidly fixed, the ol’ black and white can get gray in a hurry.

Obviously, what a person may ask us to do—or even beg us to do—is not necessarily the best thing … for anyone. For instance, you parents of young kids at home (and sometimes older kids NOT at home!) may


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World Religion Day: High Atlas Foundation Grows Trees In Nurseries Built On Moroccan Jewish Community Land

Aberrahim is the caretaker at the Akrich nursery, the first of the High Atlas Foundation’s fruit tree nurseries built on land lent in-kind by the Moroccan Jewish Community. Courtesy/HAF

High Atlas Foundation News:

Today is World Religion Day, and the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) is celebrating its interfaith fruit tree nurseries, which are built on land lent in-kind by the Moroccan Jewish community and are enhancing livelihoods for Muslim farming families around Morocco.

These nurseries champion the notion that Morocco’s multicultural past and present, and the preservation of it, should


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Fr. Glenn: Motivations

By Father Glenn Jones

Well, another year has begun … this one beginning a little bit … ummm … “differently” than most. What’s that old curse … “May you live in interesting times?” As we get older, we start to appreciate the “uninteresting” and predictable times a heck of a lot more. Well … different each to his own—we all have our motivations.

Speaking of motivations, I was watching a series on the TV the other night in which a powerful politician was requesting assistance of a very socially-minded minister in accomplishing a certain goal. Because that task would have necessarily taken the minister


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Fr. Glenn: The Dawn Shall Break

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

It’s kind of pleasant going to the grocery store first thing on New Year’s day.  Rather than having to hoof it from the hinterlands … well, lookie there—a space right up front. Hardly a creature a’stirring … except a few grumpy, bleary-eyed stockers, and some not-quite-yet-cheery checkers. Hmmm … I wonder if kept up late by fireworks, too. Hmmmm … maybe not that. 

Ahh … the new year! … full of promise and expectation! And … heading back out to my trusty mechanical steed, I see at a distance … an angry twenty-something lad in the parking lot with a baseball bat, apparently


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Gaia’s Pantry Open For Business At Unitarian Church

Felix Fellenz dropping off donations recently at Gaia’s Pantry on Sage. Photo by Emily Schultz-Fellenz

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

The idea behind the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos’ Gaia’s Pantry is simple; take what food items are needed and leave food that can be donated.

The pantry, named after the Greek goddess of nature, opened for business this week in the church parking lot, 1738 North Sage St., but the idea percolated in the minds of the congregation for some time.

Unitarian Church member Kokheong McNaughton said she was introduced to curbside


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Saint Job Of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church In Los Alamos Donates $3,250 In Cookie Sales To Española YMCA

Father Theophan of Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church in Los Alamos presents a $3,250 check Wednesday to Director Ben Sandoval of the YMCA in Española. The money was raised through the church’s annual holiday cookie box sale and will be used Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church in Los Alamos presents a $3,250 check Wednesday to Director Ben Sandoval of the YMCA in Española. . Members of the church bake cookies and treats to fill 125 boxes and each year and decide on a different local charity in which to donate the proceeds. Courtesy photo


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Fr. Glenn: ‘…a little child shall lead them…’

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

Well, here we are … the last week of 2020, a year that few will lament having come to its close. In the celebrations of the new year on 12/31/19, who would have ever guessed that it would have taken such a nasty turn? Come on, 2021 … don’t fail us!

As this pandemic pandemonium year closes, we all likely have mused over and re-examined our family ties and closeness as we were subjected to the ever-climbing COVID toll as many lost friends and family over these ten months. This common experience has brought to the fore greater realization of our fragile biology contained with its inherent,


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More Scenes Of Troop 122 Farolitos Illuminating Community

Troop 122 places farolitos at First United Methodist Church, its Chartered Organization and where they meet throughout the year. Their decades-old tradition on Christmas Eve is to place farolitos around Ashley Pond but due to restrictions because of the global pandemic, this year they placed the farolitos at First United Methodist Church in Los Alamos as well as Ponderosa Montessori School in White Rock. Photo by Greg Noeninckx

Troop 122 places farolitos Christmas Eve at First United Methodist Church. Photo by Greg Noeninckx

Troop 122 places farolitos Christmas Eve at First United Methodist


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Daily Postcard: Troop 122 Wishes All A Merry Christmas!

Daily Postcard: Troop 122 places farolitos Christmas Eve at First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr., its chartered organization and where the Scouts meet throughout the year. Their decades old tradition of placing farolitos around Ashley Pond was canceled this year due to the pandemic. Photo by Greg Noeninckx


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