Poems

Eagle Poem (Gratitude) …

With deep gratitude to all those who have supported me so generously this year.  I was deeply moved by your generosity and very grateful for the support.  Your contributions are appreciated and have encouraged me to keep posting.  My gratitude goes beyond words.  Thank you.     Eagle Poem To pray you open your whole selfTo… Continue reading Eagle Poem (Gratitude) …

Books, Quotes

Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere – A #BlackLivesMatter Anti-Racism Book List …

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. — Martin Luther King, Jr from A Testament of Hope – The American Dream As a product of my culture, my racial illiteracy has rested… Continue reading Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere – A #BlackLivesMatter Anti-Racism Book List …

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 …

Prayers, Quotes

Different Paths …

I add my breath to your breath that our days may be long on the Earth, that the days of our people may be long, that we shall be as one person, that we may finish our road together. — Prayer of the Laguna Pueblo people from World as Lover, World as Self   We… Continue reading Different Paths …

Prayers, Quotes

Deep Listening …

O Great Spirit help me always speak the truth quietly, to listen with an open mind when other's speak and to remember the peace that may be found in silence. — Cherokee Prayer from 1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom   I pray for deep listening in the new century listening alone listening together listening to others… Continue reading Deep Listening …

Quotes

Beauty …

Every Life is Braided with Luminous Moments I was with a friend out on Loch Corrib, the largest lake in the West of Ireland. It was a beautiful summer's day. Time had come to rest in the silence and stillness that presided there. The lake slept without a ripple. A grey-blue haze enfolded everything. There… Continue reading Beauty …

Interreligious, Poems, Prayers

One Song …

"... Move beyond any attachment to names." Every war and every conflict between human beings has happened because of some disagreement about names. It's such an unnecessary foolishness, because just beyond the arguing there's a long table of companionship, set and waiting for us to sit down. What is praised is one, so the praise… Continue reading One Song …

Prayers, Seasons

Prayer For Earth Day (April 22) …

God looked at everything He had made, and He found it very good. — Genesis 1:31 We do not exist outside of nature or above nature or independent of nature — we are simply its most vulnerable part. — Joan Chittister Presence of God We pause and remember that the God Who created us and… Continue reading Prayer For Earth Day (April 22) …

Interreligious, Quotes

Transformed by Hope …

Every major spiritual revelation known to humankind, in fact, is based on the bedrock of hope. Hinduism sees life as the gathering of graces that leads, eventually, to the eternal dissolution of each of us into the energy that is God. Buddhism teaches the path to Enlightenment, to the end of suffering. Judaism lives in… Continue reading Transformed by Hope …