Tom Scotus

Original Sin

Don’t Neglect Your Spiritual Life

By Tom Scotus / March 24, 2016

Recently, I listened to a talk on Youtube from a well known Rabbi. He explained the ancient Jewish concept that things either improve or deteriorate: They don’t remain static.

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Sonny and Cher 1971

High Divorce Rate Rooted In Sixties Counter Culture

By Tom Scotus / March 4, 2016

I recently watched an episode of the original Sonny & Cher TV show on Youtube. I was only about 10 years old when I had watched the show back in the early 1970s.

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Bobby’s Road Rage Incident

By Tom Scotus / February 3, 2016

One night, Bobby’s wife sent him to buy a gallon of milk. He went to the local variety store, took the milk from the cooler and waited in line.

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What Does It Mean To Be Successful?

By Tom Scotus / January 22, 2016

When I was a boy, I thought I knew what being successful meant. It meant that you got good grades, looked good, had lots of friends and was a good athlete.

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Accept Your Hardships and Count Your Blessings

By Tom Scotus / December 29, 2015

Harry was 55 years old. He’d experienced the death of his father, the suicide of a close friend, multiple job losses, and his mother’s failing health and confinement to a nursing home.

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An Advent Story

By Tom Scotus / November 27, 2015

Two of Bob’s female coworkers were told to decorate the office and grounds for Christmas. It was a big task and would take several days. On the third day, one of them said, “I can’t believe I’m doing this! I didn’t sign up for this f*cking job!”

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Mary with Flowers

Marvin’s Miraculous Vision Of Mary

By Tom Scotus / October 23, 2015

The alarm clock buzzes. Marvin turns it off. Another working day. He’s not sure which day and he doesn’t care. It’s Wednesday, he realizes. “What difference does it make?” he thinks.

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Flowers

Are You An Ugly Weed Or A Beautiful Flower?

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / October 6, 2015

Many years ago, I planted wild flower seeds in a patch of ground in my back yard. The first year I did so, I was rewarded with a garden filled with a variety of colourful and beautiful flowering plants. The second year, an assortment of green shoots sprang up. When these plants were young, I couldn’t tell if they were wild flowers or noxious weeds.

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Why a Whopper Isn’t God

By Tom Scotus / September 6, 2015

I sat in a four-wheel drive truck and studied the large picture of a Whopper hamburger on the side of a Burger King restaurant. It looked more than delicious, tantalizing and beautiful. It had a strange erotic effect on me.

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Rainbow Flag

Sodom Rises Under The Rainbow Flag

By Tom Scotus / August 12, 2015

I remember, as a boy, looking up into the sky, fresh after a summer rain, and seeing a magnificent rainbow. It looked like a mystical ladder to heaven, a wonderful thing to behold. 

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