Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 17: Listen Carefully And Attentively To The Questions …

What is going on in your innermost being is worthy of your whole love ... — Rainer Maria Rilke from Letters to a Young Poet By slowly converting our loneliness into a deep solitude, we create that precious space where we can discover the voice telling us about our inner necessity—that is, our vocation. Unless… Continue reading Desert Day 17: Listen Carefully And Attentively To The Questions …

Days of Advent, Interreligious, Seasons

Advent Day 05: Trust In The Slow Work of God …

Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And yet it is the law of all progress that it is… Continue reading Advent Day 05: Trust In The Slow Work of God …

Poems, Quotes

Leaving …

We did not come to remain whole. We came to lose our leaves like the trees, The trees that are broken And start again, drawing up on great roots ... — Robert Bly ("A Home In Dark Grass") from The Light Around the Body We take one step at a time when we leave a love, a… Continue reading Leaving …

Quotes

I Am A Feather On The Breath of God …

There was once a king sitting on his throne ... It pleased the king to raise a small feather from the ground and he commanded it to fly.  The feather flew, not because of anything in itself but because the air bore it along.  Thus, I am a ... Feather on the Breath of God.… Continue reading I Am A Feather On The Breath of God …

Poems, Quotes

There Is A Homelessness …

There is a homelessness, never to be clearly defined. It is more than having no place of one’s own, no bed or chair. It is more than walking in a waste of wind, or gleaning the crumbs where someone else has dined, or taking a coin for food or clothes to wear. The loan of… Continue reading There Is A Homelessness …

Prayers, Seasons

A Seed Psalm (Easter Prayer) …

Awaken, you buried seeds asleep in your earthen tombs! Rise up with joy to break forth the hard coffins of your shells! Your Eastertime has come; the song of the dove is heard over the softening land. Winter has hidden, and Spring now dances on your graves to waken the dead. Awaken, seeds of holiness… Continue reading A Seed Psalm (Easter Prayer) …