Quotes

Love Is The Superstar Virtue Of Virtues …

If we are stretching to live wiser and not just smarter, we will aspire to learn what love means, how it arises and deepens, how it withers and revives, what it looks like as a private good but also a common good. I long to make this word echo differently in hearts and ears—not less… Continue reading Love Is The Superstar Virtue Of Virtues …

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 …

Seasons

Uninvited (Advent Meditation) …

As dark misery settles down on us, and our refuges of lies fall in pieces one after one, the hearts of men, now at last serious, will turn to refuges of truth. The eternal stars shine out again, so soon as it is dark enough. — Thomas Carlyle from Past and Present The Time Of No… Continue reading Uninvited (Advent Meditation) …

Books

Building a Bridge (Book Recommendation) …

http://youtu.be/j_LgIcqe6rY Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity The New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and Jesus: A Pilgrimage turns his attention to the relationship between LGBT Catholics and the Church in this loving, inclusive, and revolutionary book. On the day… Continue reading Building a Bridge (Book Recommendation) …

Quotes

I Just Want To Do Love Right …

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you. — L.R. Knost There is a lovely idea in… Continue reading I Just Want To Do Love Right …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 06: The Law of Love …

Laws and rhythms structured ancient Hebrew culture, forming the basis for Jewish religious practice. Christianity is grounded in the same laws, which serve as moral precepts and as shared commitments that have held communities together for thousands of years. Together these laws create a structure in which human beings can work and live together; they… Continue reading Desert Day 06: The Law of Love …

Interreligious, Quotes

Blessing For The Brokenhearted …

God breaks the heart again and again and again until it stays open. — Hazrat Inayat Khan   When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks… Continue reading Blessing For The Brokenhearted …

Quotes

The Most Necessary Work Is Always Love …

Even the best of human love is filled with self-seeking. To work to increase our love for God and for our fellow man (and the two must go hand in hand) - this is a lifetime job. We are never going to be finished. Love and ever more love is the only solution to every… Continue reading The Most Necessary Work Is Always Love …

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 …