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religion, Family, Empathy

A Candle for Your Thoughts

by Ricardo Magalhães

Berlin — Right this very moment, 2626 kms away from where I’m standing, there is a very high possibility that a candle is burning for me and my wellbeing. Day and night, I know that it burns so that I will be okay, by the power and grace of one of the Saints my mother deeply worships… I forget the Saint’s name, shamefully. Every since I moved away into what my mother calls The Unknown (known to other mo...

Philosophy, Family, religion

The Permanence of Impermanence

by Ricardo Magalhães

Berlin — It was our fourth and last day together in the city. After so long, my parents had finally found time in their life and hearts to visit me in Berlin. After several hours of intense sightseeing, I had ...

Faith, religion, Family

An agnostic's view of organized religion

by Connie Tsang

St. thomas — Mom is a Catholic. Kind of. For as long as I’ve known her, she hasn’t been to church, always complaining it was “too boring, that she can always pray at home and doesn’t need a building and other peo...

religion, morality


by David Wade Chambers

Chimayo — Yesterday, I took lunch with a few close family members at a favorite New Mexico restaurant in a small town just north of Santa Fe. As we stepped into the courtyard, I noted with a slight feeling of ...

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