Jean-Marie Lee

Saint Vincent de Paul
Simon Francois, oil on canvas, ca. 1600
Mission des Lazaristes, Paris, France

JML-PLOGS poetic commentary is below

Charity

Let me just try to process this—
In between exhaustion and
Blatantly trying to will an outcome
You want God to conjure a miracle?

And I’m not supposed to judge you—

We can debate God controlling
The means and the end result— but
If God is in control—Does the end
Justifying the means even matter?

And this isn’t a “just” world—

Shit happens and it’s not karma
Karma happens but it’s really revenge
Some stuff is a linear orbit
Some stuff is total chaos

And there is no clear pathology—

So— there is charity to help
But it’s not easy to accept
The hardest part is admitting
You are in need—

And I’m not supposed to judge you—

XOXO! JML

In honor of Saint Vincent de Paul
On his feast day September 27, 2020

Saint Vincent De Paul
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_de_Paul

Saint Vincent De Paul Society
www.svdpusa.org

Stations of the Cross pdf
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Divine Mercy pdf
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Chaplet of Saint Michael pdf
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How to pray the rosary pdf
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The Benedictine Rule
Benedict of Nursia

PDF
www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/03d/0480…

AUDIO
youtu.be/Hs59ElP2zGI

eBook
www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50040

Further reading— from Joan Chittister
A Little Rule for Beginners
www.joanchittister.org/word-from-joan/7…

The Long Loneliness
Dorothy Day

AUDIO
youtu.be/mTtMj9INlnE

THE INTERIOR CASTLE
Saint Theresa of Avila

PDF
www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/03d/1515…

AUDIO
m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42528F62F…

THE SECOND SEX
Simone de Beauvoir

eBook
uberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/1…

Death Comes For The Archbishop
Willa Crather

eBook
ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/c/cather/willa/d…

LETS BRING PEACE EVERYDAY

Plog Post: Sunday, September 27, 2020