Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Hope (Advent Meditation) …

Because when all is said and done, the last word is Immanuel — God With Us. — Isaiah 8:10, The Message   Hope and Fear cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Invite one to stay. Invite one to stay. — Maya Angelou from Sacred Threshold by Paula D'Arcy   A Pilgrimage of Discovery… Continue reading Hope (Advent Meditation) …

Prayers, Quotes

Courage: The Most Important Virtue …

There's a long road of suffering ahead of you. But don't lose courage. You've already escaped the gravest danger: selection. So now, muster your strength, and don't lose heart. We shall all see the day of liberation. Have faith in life. Above all else, have faith. Drive out despair, and you will keep death away… Continue reading Courage: The Most Important Virtue …

Quotes

God Is Very Patient With Us While We Learn How To Really Love …

Only an in-depth spirituality can fully accept the paradox of our flawed humanity, indwelled by God’s presence, where both light and dark are allowed and used by God. This is not a capitulation to our shadow self, but an integration that brings forth what Merton called "a hidden wholeness.” We grow through necessary conflicts and… Continue reading God Is Very Patient With Us While We Learn How To Really Love …

Quotes

Even In Darkness It Is Possible To Create Light …

The topic of Auschwitz has become part of mainstream culture. There are films, plays, novels, international conferences, exhibitions, annual ceremonies with the participation of the nation's officaldom. The most striking example is that of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.; it has received more than twenty-two million visitors since its inauguration in… Continue reading Even In Darkness It Is Possible To Create Light …

Quotes, Seasons

New Year’s Meditation: Every Moment Is A New Beginning …

... every moment is a new beginning, every handshake a promise. I know that every quest implicates the other, just as every word can become prayer. If life is not a celebration, why remember it? If life — mine or that of my fellow man — is not an offering to the other, what are we… Continue reading New Year’s Meditation: Every Moment Is A New Beginning …

Interreligious, Quotes, Seasons

That Even In Darkness It Is Possible To Create Light …

I belong to a generation that has often felt abandoned by God and betrayed by mankind. And yet, I believe that we must not give up on either. … We must choose between the violence of adults and the smiles of children.  Between the ugliness of hate and the will to oppose it. Between inflicting… Continue reading That Even In Darkness It Is Possible To Create Light …