Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 10: For Mercy’s Sake …

In our joy, we think we hear a whisper. At first it is too soft. Then only half heard. We listen carefully as it gathers strength. We hear a sweetness. The word is Peace. — Maya Angelou from Amazing Peace   Mercy & Love I came across a quote from St. Thérèse of Lisieux: “The God… Continue reading Advent Day 10: For Mercy’s Sake …

Interreligious, Quotes

This Very Moment Is the Perfect Teacher …

When we are stuck in our convictions and personas, we enter into the disease of having good ideas and being right… We think we have a lock on truth, with our burnished surfaces and articulation, but the bigger we pump ourselves up, the easier we are to prick with a pin. And the bigger we… Continue reading This Very Moment Is the Perfect Teacher …

Days of Advent, Quotes

Advent Meditation: Can You Hear The Angels Singing (Christmas Eve) …

Angels descending, bring from above, Echoes of mercy, whispers of love. — Fanny J. Crosby from She Wields a Pen (Blessed Assurance)   Hidden Beauty Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Can You Hear The Angels Singing (Christmas Eve) …

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 In The Desert, Interreligious, Quotes

Desert Day 33: Forgiveness Is Letting Go …

  Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. — 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Forgiveness is simply the religious… Continue reading Desert Day 33: Forgiveness Is Letting Go …

Poems

No One Leaves Home Unless …

no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark you only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well your neighbors running faster than you breath bloody in their throats the boy you went to school with who kissed you dizzy behind the old tin factory is… Continue reading No One Leaves Home Unless …

Quotes

Love Is The Measure …

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,  I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’… Continue reading Love Is The Measure …

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, Seasons

Without Truth, People Cannot Heal (Lenten Meditation) …

It’s difficult to make a good decision when you don’t have all the information. It’s also difficult to move forward while trying to deny part of your reality. Jesus came from a tradition that was brutally honest; just read a bit from any of Israel’s prophets to see how forcefully they spoke the truth. Jesus… Continue reading Without Truth, People Cannot Heal (Lenten Meditation) …