My Chapel

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Pope Francis waved to a crowd at the Vatican last Wednesday and called for a less judgmental church, saying that it risked becoming a “small chapel.”

We are all dealing with something difficult in our lives. When I listen to my friends and family talk about their lives, I conscientiously try to listen with an open mind and without judgment and the benefits are astounding. I hear and see more than I could have ever imagined. But the minute I close my mind and heart to their stories, I start to live in my own little chapel.

I want my chapel to be very large with a lot of love and understanding.

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5 thoughts on “My Chapel

  1. Thank you Rosemary. I for one know that I could enlarge my chapel a bit….okay, a lot. I love you dear Rosemary and am so DAMNed blessed to have you cross my life’s path.

  2. A “large chapel” filled with Love and Acceptance leads to a fulfilled, peaceful heart and soul. It is true that we get wiser with age. Becoming a focused listener is truly a gift to ourselves as much as to the person we are listening to. One of your greatest qualities Rosemary is and has been that you “listen”. Love you! Jill V.

  3. I found your blog through a mutual friend, and I really enjoy reading your thoughts. Recently I started reading Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives, the Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica. He talks a lot about the importance of listening to others, and speaking to, and thinking of, others with only love. Sounds like Pope Francis to me.

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