Tuesday, April 28, 2015

GARY has gone home. . . it seems. . . .

The link to this was sent to me this morning. . . so I pass it on. . .

JustinO

the WAFFLE page
April 27, 2015. TX Greg here. I received the news this morning from Anna that Gary did pass away weekend before last and we're still trying to gather more info. I've just been sitting here in front of the comp crying all day lost for words. Anna helped with a few...
"And write a nice message to him from everyone about all the years we've got to spend with him and he has become a part of our families. Then end with its not over yet Gary now you can see all of Australia with the best view in the house! Can't wait to catch up with you one day. We will all see him again one day. He is finally at peace and gets to spy on everyone!"

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Cardinal says Church MUST abandon harmful treatment of GLBT people.

https://newwaysministryblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/cardinal-church-must-abandon-harmful-approaches-to-lesbiangay-people/

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

NEW VIDEO PRODUCED BY NYC LGBT CATHOLIC COMMUNITY

New video produced by members of the NYC LGBT community

https://newwaysministryblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/new-video-focuses-on-lgbt-catholics-owning-our-faith/

At the end of this article is a link to click on to view the documentary.  I think it is well done, non-whiny, good sense.  I hope it receives the wide circulation it deserves. 

justin o'shea
 gay catholic 

Monday, February 16, 2015

A PRAYER FOR BOSTON


A Prayer for Boston:
Almighty God, who made the green grass on the Fenway, the blue waters of Dorchester Bay and the tan sands on the Cape, we have a simple prayer: Enough with the snow already. Whatever mysterious point you're making about endurance, or patience or your own awesome power, we get it: we've endured, we're plenty patient and we get that you can do the snow thing. And we know that you know the old joke (since you know everything) about how if the Pilgrims landed in Florida first this part of the country would never have been settled, ha ha, but we love it here. We love the spring, especially on Boston Common. We love the Fall, especially in the suburbs. And we love the summer, especially on Cape Cod, on Cape Anne and on the South Shore. We love all those beautiful parts of your world. But we've had it with the snow. I mean, have you looked out my window? So we'd like to ask you to stop sending us the snow. And, just to be clear, when we say snow we also mean freezing rain, sleet, black ice, any kind of flurries and that new creation of yours thundersnow, We promise we'll be good during Lent, we'll be kind to one another, and won't ask for another thing, at least until the Red Sox start to play. Amen.

fr. James Martin, S.J. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

February 14, 2015



       To All You Lovers  ~~~

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY . . .

          
           MAY WE ALL APPRECIATE THE LOVES IN OUR LIVES

            
            AND KEEP ON STRIVING TO BE GOOD LOVERS . . . .  .


             
             
             AND TO ALL OF YOU IN THE NORTHEAST WITH COLD

              BLIZZARD DAY(S) AND YET MORE SNOW AND THE 

               DANGERS FROM THE HIGH WINDS ALONG THE COAST

               LET YOUR LOVE KEEP YOU WARM AND SAFE !

               LOADS OF LOVE ACROSS THE MILES. . . .

                
                       Justin




               

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

More snow. . . hey, enuff is quite enuff. . .LOL

Hello Snowy World. . . This morning when it was still dark I watched the space station transmitting photos of EARTH as it journeyed Northward.

I saw clearly when we passed over The Cape and the Boston area.  Beautiful shots. . . I "looked at myself" looking at Creation.  The magic of it all!

Tomorrow I have three sessions at my Clinic, one is a routine bloodtest to gage and regulate the blood thinner. . . .coagulation time. . . Then they will repeat the battery of tests on my kidneys done early Feb.  Since November there has been "deterioration" in kidney function. . . not "strong enough" to do all the blood cleaning , it seems, and also my specialists think I may have lost too much weight so they want me to gain about 10 lbs. . . Also, there has been some conversation about dialysis .  . . I am not needing that nor ready for that right now. . .just some "educational chat".  My medical staff. . . LOL. . really like working with well-informed patients who understand what they are trying to do:
all that makes the therapy "easier and more effective".  That goes for prayer support too. . . .

Thank you for your encourgement and prayer.

Hugsss all around. .. ;-)

  JustinO

p.s.  Anyone hearing from Gary these days?  ;-))

Thursday, February 5, 2015

CATCHING UP

Hello Everybody near and far.

A few days ago Rad Joe sent me this note.   I am including my response to Joe and now to all of you as it gives a few details to how and how I am doing and
my "current thinking". . lol  I feel sure Joe won't mind. . . . JustinO

Joe email. . .

Justin,

Yeah, it seems like since you had that silent heart attack,
that you are more in touch (who wouldn't be?) with your-
self and your surrounding than you ever were.  We all
go around in our life time and maybe forget who gave us
Life.   You brought me back to reality when I first wrote to
you over 4yrs ago.  When I see the gift of Love of one for
another, God must be elated, with so many acts of Love that
all of us perform, either by way of sex, helping others, or
just plain listening to each other and even in the turmoil
of our daily lives.    Here I go again.

Thanks of putting up with me.  I guess???

Joe Galant Sr.

My reply. . . .

OK, RadJoe . . gotcha.  Yep, when you get knocked on your ass and fall from your imagined high horse of 'excellence' you deal with reality first class.
The various events/treatments/ordeal that have been my experience these past 6 months or so really help me to see reality. . ."things as they really are."  

All that I am, all that I have is pure gift. . .even using what I have been given is pure gift. . . .even being 'carried' downstairs to the waiting ambulance I was able to surrender myself to / to totally trust this emergency team. . . ."other kids my age" mostly who knew what they were doing and di it with such proficiency. . .they people made me feel utter safe and confident in their hands.  I had no fear. . . .which is wonderful for the "fluttering heart" struggling to keep my life flowing: our personal attitudes have so much/ very much to do with our current
experience - what we are dealing with and how. . . .

well, all of that was and is GIFT!

I went on a strict regime of diet. . . didn't eat all the "baddies" and ate all that stuff that is  "good for me". . . .and I was under a snoopervised regime of meds and do's and dont's which I followed strictly. . . .till the day my cardiac specialist told me "I see no reason why you cannot resume your normal life and program, Just use your head!"

Since the end of Winter break I have been teaching one section of psych, three classes per week.  I am available "in the office" for anyone who want to chat "about matters of consequence" and for certain hours each day I am on the roster of "The doctor is in" and so Dr. O'Shea is there ready to listen and hopefully help. . . .etc. . .and all of this depends on my attitude. .  .on how I see and respond to reality. . ."the present moment in this real situation".

And this is reality. . . .MY reality. . . all pure gift. . . which only "works" if I respond. . .if I use the gifts I am given. . . 

So, Joe, I am pleased you can see the difference. . .and grateful you bring it up to me. . . . .you are "pure gift". . . and don't let that get in the way of being truly yourself.

JustinO