Quotes

The Ordering Of Love …

I take literally the statement in the Gospel of John that God loves the world. I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love. I believe that divine love, incarnate and… Continue reading The Ordering Of Love …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Finding God …

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love. — 1 John 4:7-8, 12.   We are made of the sky's cloth and every thing is soul and flowering! I open… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Finding God …

Days of Advent, Quotes

Advent Meditation: Love That Sees Us …

Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. — James 5:7-8 We live in… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Love That Sees Us …

Days of Advent, Poems, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: God Comes Uninvited …

Into this world, this demented inn in which there is absolutely no room for him at all, Christ comes uninvited. — Thomas Merton from Raids on the Unspeakable The Arrival A more lowly place of birth could not exist. Off to one side sits a group of shepherds. They sit silently on the floor, perhaps perplexed,… Continue reading Advent Meditation: God Comes Uninvited …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 44: Like The Pharisee …

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The experts in the law and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat. Therefore pay attention to what they tell you and do it. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they teach. They tie up heavy loads, hard to… Continue reading Desert Day 44: Like The Pharisee …

Days In The Desert, Poems, Quotes

Desert Day 42: Children Of God …

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." — Matthew 19:14 Vulnerability Vulnerability is something we instinctively reject because we are taught from kindergarten on that we must protect ourselves, control our behavior and our lives. But in becoming… Continue reading Desert Day 42: Children Of God …

Quotes, Vocations

Work is Love Made Visible …

If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they… Continue reading Work is Love Made Visible …

Prayers, Quotes, Seasons

God With Us (Christmas Meditation) …

Because when all is said and done, the last word is Immanuel — God With Us. — Isaiah 8:10, The Message The Risk of Birth This is no time for a child to be born, With the earth betrayed by war and hate, And a nova lighting the sky to warn That time runs out… Continue reading God With Us (Christmas Meditation) …

Quotes

Cracks That Let The Light In …

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. —  T.S. Eliot from Little Gidding (Four Quartets) Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering, There’s a crack in everything – That’s how… Continue reading Cracks That Let The Light In …