Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 19: Bearing Witness …

Bearing witness is one of the primary ways that human beings hold each other up and help each other grow. Bearing witness is also one of the primary functions of art. No matter what we long for in our imagination, we are just as obliged to affirm the truth of how we mistreat each other… Continue reading Advent Day 19: Bearing Witness …

Media, Quotes

Uncommon Generosity, Uncommon Courage …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP1bZSsbWAM   Full Interview There are two ways to be holy. There are people who labor all day in the worst of conditions, for instance, for the neediest people in the world. Other people love them for it. Call them saints; call them courageous; call them the “salt of the earth.” Indeed they are. Then… Continue reading Uncommon Generosity, Uncommon Courage …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Without Love …

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Without Love …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Everybody Can Serve …

Mary said, “behold, I am the servant of the Lord ... " — Luke 1:38 At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God’s own love and concern. — Mother Teresa from Love: A Fruit Always in Season God Among… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Everybody Can Serve …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Continue Being Grateful …

... Now more than ever you can be generous toward each day that comes, young, to disappear forever, and yet remain unaging in the mind. Every day you have less reason not to give yourself away. — Wendell Berry from Sabbaths – 1993 Generosity does not require material abundance. When I think back on the many… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Continue Being Grateful …

Prayers, Reflections

I Said A Prayer For You …

I just want to express my sincere gratitude to all those the contributed to making this website ad-free! WordPress advertisements were becoming increasingly intrusive and I am not currently in a position to be able to pay for an account upgrade. I am deeply grateful to all those who made the contributions which have now allowed… Continue reading I Said A Prayer For You …

Poems, Quotes

The Hope Of Loving …

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. — 1 John 4:7-8   I have a choice about where to stand in my inner landscape as I move… Continue reading The Hope Of Loving …

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, Poems, Quotes, Seasons

Making Room (Advent Meditation) …

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. — Luke 2:7 Refugees They have no need of our help So do not tell me These haggard faces could belong to you or me… Continue reading Making Room (Advent Meditation) …