Two little Martians landed on a country road on earth in the middle of a cold, dark night.

“Where are we ?” asked one.

“I think we are in a cemetery,” said the other.

“There’s a marker over here. It says … this person lived to be 108!”

“Wow! Does it give the person’s name?”

The other Martian leaned closer and squinted, “Miles from Omaha!”

Source | Dennis R. Clark, Sunday Morning (1996).


It happens sometimes – or maybe often –  that like these two Martians we feel lost, disoriented,  far away from home. What do you do when you find yourself in a cold, dark place, with no familiar landmarks?


Author: philipchircop

I'm a Jesuit from Malta, an artist at heart and madly in love with all things beautiful and soulful: music, painting, sculpture, photography, film, theatre, poetry, good company, good food, good wine and more. I believe that beauty is a wonderful entry into the mystery of the God “whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” God can be sensed in all things if and when we engage in a long, loving look at the real that surrounds us. I consider myself a seeker with bottomless curiosity, an eternal student of life, exploring fresh and creative ways to proclaim the Good News in the hope of helping fellow pilgrims and seekers to embrace real and radical changes that will lead to conversion and transformation.

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