Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 24: Joy Is Within Our Reach …

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. — Epicurus   There is in all things an inexhaustible sweetness and purity, a silence that is a fount of action and joy. It rises up in wordless… Continue reading Advent Day 24: Joy Is Within Our Reach …

Prayers, Quotes

The Earth Is Burning (Prayers For The Amazon) …

For us to regard the bomb, the dying seas, or the poisoned air as monstrous injustices would suggest that we never took seriously the injunction to love. Perhaps we thought all along that Gautama and Jesus were kidding, or their teachings meant only for saints. But now we see, as an awful revelation, that we… Continue reading The Earth Is Burning (Prayers For The Amazon) …

Quotes

The Redemptive Power of Love …

The truth is, indeed, that love is the threshold of another universe. Beyond the vibrations with which we are familiar, the rainbow-like range of its colours is still in full growth. But, for all the fascination that the lower shades have for us, it is only towards the "ultra" that the creation of light advances.… Continue reading The Redemptive Power of Love …

Poems, Prayers, Quotes

Blessed Are You Who Bear the Light …

My earliest memories of creation are primarily of light. They come to me in a kaleidoscope of recollection, of light reflecting off the waters of northern Canadian lakes where I spent time as a boy or of the clarity of the night skies above those same waters. I often would sit mesmerized by the sun's… Continue reading Blessed Are You Who Bear the Light …

Prayers

Blessing Prayer: To Our Daughters …

May your life always be counterpoint to the clamour of the world. May you delight in dancing lightly with life. May you soar on eagles wings.. high above the madness of the world. May you always sing melody in the symphony of your life May you taste.. smell and touch your dreams of a beautiful… Continue reading Blessing Prayer: To Our Daughters …

Interreligious, Seasons

Creation as the Body of God (Earth Day Meditation) …

The universe itself can be understood as the primary revelation of the divine. — Thomas Berry from The Christian Future and the Fate of Earth   The incarnation of God did not only happen in Bethlehem two thousand years ago. That is just when some of us started taking it seriously. The incarnation actually happened approximately… Continue reading Creation as the Body of God (Earth Day Meditation) …

Poems, Seasons

Awaken Me (Easter Meditation) …

Risen One, come, meet me in the garden of my life. Lure me into elation. Revive my silent hope. Coax my dormant dreams. Raise up my neglected gratitude. Entice my tired enthusiasm. Give life to my faltering relationships. Roll back the stone of my indifference. Unwrap the deadness in my spiritual life. Impart heartiness in… Continue reading Awaken Me (Easter Meditation) …

Days In The Desert, Poems, Seasons

Desert Day 40: How Did They Know (Spring Meditation) …

How did they know it was time to push up through the long-wintered soil? How did they know it was the moment to resurrect, while thick layers of stubborn ice still pressed the bleak ground flat? But the tulips knew. They came, rising strongly, a day after the ice died. There's a hope-filled place in… Continue reading Desert Day 40: How Did They Know (Spring Meditation) …

Days In The Desert, Interreligious, Quotes

Desert Day 26: Light Everywhere …

Awake, my dear. Be kind to your sleeping heart. Take it out in the vast field of Light And let it breathe. — Hafiz from I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy   Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things. Every single creature is full of God and is a… Continue reading Desert Day 26: Light Everywhere …