Prayers

Blessing the Fragments …

He told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.” ―John 6.12 It is part of the miracle: how Jesus, with such intention, cares for the fragments following the feast. He sees the abundance that persists, the feast that remains within the fragments. We might think the marvel of… Continue reading Blessing the Fragments …

Poems, Seasons

From Blossoms …

Mysteriously, as elusive as it is, this moment–where the eye is what it sees, where the heart is what it feels–this moment shows us that what is real is sacred. — Mark Nepo from The Book of Awakening From Blossoms From blossoms comes this brown paper bag of peaches we bought from the boy at the… Continue reading From Blossoms …

Prayers

One Heart Grace (Grace Before Meals) …

As we make ready to eat this food we remember with gratitude the many people, tools, animals, and plants, air and water, sky and earth, turned in the wheel of living and dying, whose joyful exertion provide our sustenance this day. May we with the blessing of this food join our hearts to the one… Continue reading One Heart Grace (Grace Before Meals) …

Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 16: A Season of Mercy and Love …

The word kindness has a gentle sound that seems to echo the presence of compassionate goodness. When someone is kind to you, you feel understood and seen. There is no judgment or harsh perception directed toward you. Kindness has gracious eyes; it is not small-minded or competitive; it wants nothing back for itself. Kindness strikes… Continue reading Advent Day 16: A Season of Mercy and Love …

Quotes

Feeding the Soul’s Longing for Life …

[As] you eat, know that you are feeding more than just a body. You are feeding the soul's longing for life, its timeless desire to learn the lessons of earthly existence — love and hate, pleasure and pain, fear and faith, illusion and truth — through the vehicle of food. Ultimately, the most important aspect… Continue reading Feeding the Soul’s Longing for Life …

Quotes

The Difference …

A man was given a tour of both Heaven and Hell, so he could intelligently select his final destination. The Devil was given first chance, so he started the "prospect" with a tour of Hell. The first glance was a surprising one because all occupants were seated at a banquet table loaded with every food… Continue reading The Difference …