Every day can’t be a good day.
But within each day—those
long twenty-four hours—there
are a few minutes or even
seconds when something good
or special happens.
Those moments are as powerful
as the frail flame of a candle
that can light an entire dark room.
— Judith Garrett Garrison and Scott Sheperd (as quoted in Prayers for Hope and Comfort: Reflections, Meditations, and Inspirations)
Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Living God,
you breathe in us
on all that is inadequate and fragile,
You make living water spring even
from our hurts themselves.
And through you, the valley of tears
becomes a place of wellsprings.
So, in an inner life
with neither beginning nor end,
your continual presence
makes new freshness break through.
— Brother Roger of Taize from Life From Within: Prayers by Brother Roger of Taize
Waking Up to this Day: Seeing the Beauty Right Before Us