Media, Prayers, Quotes

We Can Only Be Human Together (A Prayer for World Peace) …

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. — Mahatma Gandhi   Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.… Continue reading We Can Only Be Human Together (A Prayer for World Peace) …

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 …

Quotes, Seasons

The Winters Will Drive You Crazy Until You Learn To Get Out Into Them …

But for me, winter has an even greater gift to give. It comes when the sky is clear, the sun is brilliant, the trees are bare, and first snow is yet to come. It is the gift of utter clarity. In winter, one can walk into woods that had been opaque with summer growth only… Continue reading The Winters Will Drive You Crazy Until You Learn To Get Out Into Them …

Interreligious, Quotes

Make Of Yourself A Light …

“Make of yourself a light,” said the Buddha, before he died. I think of this every morning as the east begins to tear off its many clouds of darkness, to send up the first signal — a white fan streaked with pink and violet, even green. An old man, he lay down between two sala… Continue reading Make Of Yourself A Light …

Poems, Quotes

Love Is Why We Have Hope …

Love is what carries you, for it is always there, even in the dark, or most in the dark, but shining out at times like gold stitches in a piece of embroidery. — Wendell Berry from Hannah Coulter   Notes On Hope The news of late has captured the fever dream of modern life: everything exploding,… Continue reading Love Is Why We Have Hope …

Days of Advent, Quotes

Advent Meditation: Can You Hear The Angels Singing (Christmas Eve) …

Angels descending, bring from above, Echoes of mercy, whispers of love. — Fanny J. Crosby from She Wields a Pen (Blessed Assurance)   Hidden Beauty Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Can You Hear The Angels Singing (Christmas Eve) …

Days of Advent, Prayers, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: The One Who Waited (Winter Solstice) …

The watchers of the night, the keepers of the Inner Longing enchanted by music of the skies, hurried on midnight feet and found the One who waited. unlike what they had they expected and surprisingly beautiful, all those night watches, and the deep Inner Longing, now they knew now they knew — Joyce Rupp from… Continue reading Advent Meditation: The One Who Waited (Winter Solstice) …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: The Darkness (Winter Solstice) …

Begin here. Say that you have chosen it. Say that it was your own hand that turned out the light, your own mouth that blew out the candle, your own eyes that closed themselves against the brightness. Say it was your doing. Say you needed the shadows, the darkness, that your eyes had begun to… Continue reading Advent Meditation: The Darkness (Winter Solstice) …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Threshold Of Winter …

Quiet me within, Clothe my body in peacefulness, That your Word Once again may take flesh – This time, within me – As it did in holy Mary, Long Advent days ago. — Edward Hays from Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim   The Growing Edge Look well to the growing edge! All around us worlds… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Threshold Of Winter …