Author Archives: @LatelaMary

A Man’s Success

“A Man’s Success” reflection by Mary E. Latela, March 6, 2017 Have you ever read something and it linked somehow to a memory or a saying that has touched your heart?  I read a piece today by my friend @AnneLParrish, about men … Continue reading

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Freedom, Exercise of Rights

Civility in the Halls of Congress Statement by Mary E Latela, Febuary 8, 2017 We who are engaged in the future of our nation are jolted by incidents like the silencing of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D, MA)   This was the hearing … Continue reading

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The Harmful Effects of Disrespect

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, February 4, 2017 Based on statement from @jhalifax: (Roshi Joan Halifax) “I am concerned about what disrespect is doing to the fabric of our society; incivility is normalized & is eroding moral sensibilities.” I decided to … Continue reading

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Kwan Yin, Goddess of Compassion

Kwan Yin – Compassionate Mother, Attending to those who are Suffering, the Feminine Face of Compassion Reflection by Mary E. Latela, M.Div., January 29, 2017 Two bunches of reeds, leaning against one another long enough they become connected. When Grandpa … Continue reading

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Internat’l Holocaust Remembrance Day

Remembering the Holocaust, January 27, 2017 In 2005 the United Nations declared that at the end of January each year the world would mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. Elie Wiesel survived the Holocaust and he was known for leading others to remember … Continue reading

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Executive Orders without Footnotes

Executive Orders without Footnotes Reflection by Mary E Latela, 1/26/2017 In keeping with commitment to writing about post-March developments and inviting readers to share on Twitter, I scanned t   he twitter pages. It followed the weekend’s stunning women’s marches: “At least … Continue reading

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To Tell the Truth

To Tell the Truth by Mary E. Latela, January 23, 2017 Finally, a growing number of people agree that lying is not okay. As a result of the heated election period, those who listen closely have noticed that the truth cannot be … Continue reading

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From the Left

FIRST THOUGHTS Wednesday January 11, 2017 by Mary E. Latela I recall that Julia Cameron suggested a morning exercise of about 10 minutes of free writing. As I woke up, so many thoughts blossomed. I am captivated by the story … Continue reading

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A Child Comes to Us

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, December 25, 2016 Christmas is full of paradoxes. A baby is born of a poor couple, far from home, in the bustle of a registration or census. Bethlehem is the city of the family of … Continue reading

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Already; Not Yet

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Reflection by Mary E. Latela, December 24, 2016 It is Christmas Eve, 2016, and I have just returned from a candlelight Service with Pastor Bradford Bray preaching a stunning sermon on the birth of Jesus, and how that is a sign of … Continue reading

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