Days of Advent, Interreligious, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 21: Sanctuaries That Emerge From The Magnificent Stream (Winter Solstice) …

On the scale of our human history, rituals like putting up Christmas trees, lighting menorahs, reading Hafiz, and baking rice dumplings are new. We, humans, have celebrated the earthly repercussions of our orbit longer than we’ve celebrated virtually anything. Before Christmas and Hanukkah, before monotheism or any other kind of theism, our ancestors were staring… Continue reading Advent Day 21: Sanctuaries That Emerge From The Magnificent Stream (Winter Solstice) …

Quotes

We Are Bound Together For A Common Purpose (Martin Luther King Jr.) …

The bond of our common humanity is stronger than the divisiveness of our fears and prejudices. God gives us the capacity for choice. We can choose to alleviate suffering. We can choose to work together for peace. We can make these changes – and we must. — Jimmy Carter from Nobel Lecture after receiving the 2002… Continue reading We Are Bound Together For A Common Purpose (Martin Luther King Jr.) …

Prayers, Quotes

Prayer Is Our Humble Answer To The Inconceivable Surprise Of Living. …

To pray is to take notice of the wonder, to regain a sense of the mystery that animates all beings, the divine margin in all attainments. Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living. It is all we can offer in return for the mystery by which we live. — Rabbi Abraham Joshua… Continue reading Prayer Is Our Humble Answer To The Inconceivable Surprise Of Living. …

Interreligious, Quotes

Things, When Magnified, Are Forgeries Of Happiness …

We are all infatuated with the splendor of space, with the grandeur of things of space.“Thing” is a category that lies heavy on our minds, tyrannizing all our thoughts. Our imagination tends to mold all concepts in its image. In our daily lives we attend primarily to that which the senses are spelling out for… Continue reading Things, When Magnified, Are Forgeries Of Happiness …

Interreligious, Prayers, Quotes

Peace & Compassion Quotes …

Dear Child of God, I write these words because we all experience sadness, we all come at times to despair, and we all lose hope that the suffering in our lives and in the world will ever end. I want to share with you my faith and my understanding that this suffering can be transformed… Continue reading Peace & Compassion Quotes …

Quotes

Savoring The Sabbath …

Whatever is foreseen in joy Must be lived out from day to day. Vision held open in the dark By our ten thousand days of work. Harvest will fill the barn; for that The hand must ache, the face must sweat. And yet no leaf or grain is filled By work of ours; the field… Continue reading Savoring The Sabbath …

Quotes

Silence and Prayer …

Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, praising God until we ourselves are a constant act of praise. —Richard Rohr from Radical Grace: Daily Meditations True, whole prayer is nothing but love. — St. Augustine At the heart of silence is prayer. At the heart of prayer… Continue reading Silence and Prayer …

Interreligious, Quotes

Silence Is A Prayer of Listening …

The prayer of silence is a prayer of listening, waiting, and receptivity. It calls for gentle attentiveness. Those concerned with productivity might see it as the kind of prayer in which 'nothing happens,' but it is really the prayer of being rather than doing in which everything happens. For God alone our soul in silence… Continue reading Silence Is A Prayer of Listening …

Interreligious, Prayers

Apache Blessing …

May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life. —  Apache Blessing Sometimes I need… Continue reading Apache Blessing …