Days In The Desert, Quotes, Seasons

In Humility Is The Greatest Freedom …

We experience humility not because we have fought and lost but because humility is the only lens through which great things can be seen ― and once we have seen them, humility is the only posture possible. ― Parker Palmer from The Courage To Teach   In Humility Is The Greatest Freedom In humility is… Continue reading In Humility Is The Greatest Freedom …

Quotes

Blessing in the Chaos …

To be in the world is to be distant from the homeland of wholeness. We are confined by limitation and difficulty. When we bless, we are enabled somehow to go beyond our present frontiers and reach into the source. A blessing awakens future wholeness. We use the word foreshadow for the imperfect representation of something… Continue reading Blessing in the Chaos …

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. …

Days In The Desert, Quotes, Seasons

Desert Day 34: Holy Absence …

But there is this too. Respite. Rest. Letting the desert be the desert, without feeling compelled to bulldoze our way through it. I think of a long stretch when I found myself in a soul struggle that had caught me entirely by surprise. Consumed by the wrestling and working and searching, I felt exhausted. After… Continue reading Desert Day 34: Holy Absence …

Days In The Desert, Interreligious, Quotes

Desert Day 21: At Home In The Silence …

Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord. — Zech 2:13 Where shall the Word be found, where will the word resound? Not here. There is not enough silence. — T. S. Elliott from Collected Poems (Ash Wednesday)   To enter the unspeakable requires a quiet courage that points to what is often out of… Continue reading Desert Day 21: At Home In The Silence …

Days In The Desert

Desert Day 14: The Labyrinth, A Metaphor For Our Journey …

The most important starting point in any definition of the classical labyrinth is a description of its physical construction. It is a single circuitous pathway, leading uninterrupted to a central position. — Jim Buchanan from Labyrinths for the Spirit There is one way in and one way out. There is a beginning and an end.… Continue reading Desert Day 14: The Labyrinth, A Metaphor For Our Journey …

Books

Seven Last Words (Meditations for Lent) …

Pray as You Go, the popular prayer website and free app sponsored by the Jesuits in the UK, will be using Seven Last Words by James Martin as the basis for their free 2017 daily Lenten retreat. Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus Based on his talks at New York’s… Continue reading Seven Last Words (Meditations for Lent) …

Media

What Does The Bible Say About Welcoming Refugees And Migrants …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BawKt1tAcI What does the Bible say about helping refugees, migrants and foreigners? In this video, James Martin, S.J., explains the Biblical basis for welcoming the stranger. http://youtu.be/by0O2S2sCj8 San Diego Bishop Challenges Organizers to Disrupt, Rebuild (National Catholic Reporter)  Pope Francis: Protecting the world's migrants and refugees is a moral imperative (America Magazine)  Trump's Action Banning… Continue reading What Does The Bible Say About Welcoming Refugees And Migrants …

Prayers, Seasons

Earth Day Meditation …

God I sit in the stillness of this moment, and surrender to the whisper of your love. In this place of quiet, time is stilled, and place gives fertile ground, for seeds to sprout. I sit in silence, breathing in. The essence of your presence fills me, And shimmers through creation. All is translucent, Alive… Continue reading Earth Day Meditation …