Prayers, Quotes

You Will Not Have My Hate …

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.  — James A. Baldwin Anger is a catalyst. Holding on to it will make us exhausted and sick. Internalizing anger will take away our joy and… Continue reading You Will Not Have My Hate …

Poems, Prayers, Quotes

Patient Trust (Prayers For The Unemployed And Those In Transition) …

Don’t you see how everything that happens is again and again a beginning, and couldn’t it be His beginning, since, in itself, starting is always so beautiful? ... these very days of your transition are perhaps the time when everything in you is working at Him, as you once worked at Him in your childhood,… Continue reading Patient Trust (Prayers For The Unemployed And Those In Transition) …

Quotes

We Are In The Process Of Becoming (International Women’s Day) …

Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are. — Augustine of Hippo from Spirituality and Liberation: Overcoming the Great Fallacy May you know the presence of those who have passed through the desert… Continue reading We Are In The Process Of Becoming (International Women’s Day) …

Quotes

Anger Is a Woman …

Anger is a woman who has learned that pleasantness is not the way to peacefulness, that silence is not the way to strength. Anger is a woman who has learned to breathe from her belly; who waits at your door, bringing you offerings; who knows your true name and gives it back to you. She… Continue reading Anger Is a Woman …

Prayers

An Election Day Prayer …

God, I know that I don’t have to get angry. I don't have to get worked up. I don’t have to get depressed. I don't have to get worked up. I don’t have to get depressed. I just have to use my conscience and vote. So help me to remember what Jesus taught in the… Continue reading An Election Day Prayer …

Interreligious, Quotes

A Day of Atonement …

Yom Kippur is one example of the way a religion can shape the emotional character of its adherents. I began to appreciate its power only when I came to know Holocaust survivors, the people from whom I’ve learned more than any other. After the war, by and large, they didn’t talk about their ordeal, deeply traumatic… Continue reading A Day of Atonement …

Prayers

Prayer for World Peace …

Great God, who has told us "Vengeance is mine," save us from ourselves, save us from the vengeance in our hearts and the acid in our souls. Save us from our desire to hurt as we have been hurt, to punish as we have been punished, to terrorize as we have been terrorized. Give us… Continue reading Prayer for World Peace …

Quotes

Forgiveness: Making Space for More Happiness …

Have you ever tried to be happy, yet something just irked you under the surface — a feeling that you had not been seen, appreciated, loved? Or even worse, a feeling of betrayal, total loss of trust or even violation? What can be done? The way out is forgiveness. Let’s make something clear from the… Continue reading Forgiveness: Making Space for More Happiness …

Poems, Prayers

Blessing Prayer (For Presence) …

Awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence. Have joy and peace in the temple of your senses. Receive encouragement when new frontiers beckon. Respond to the call of your gift and the courage to follow its path. Let the flame of anger free you of all… Continue reading Blessing Prayer (For Presence) …