Quotes, Seasons

Easter Is A Festival Of Human Solidarity …

Human beings are like parts of a body,created from the same essence.When one part is hurt and in pain,the others cannot remain in peace and be quiet.If the misery of others leaves you indifferentand with no feelings of sorrow,You cannot be called a human being.Saadi See no stranger has become a practice that defines my relationships… Continue reading Easter Is A Festival Of Human Solidarity …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 31: Love Your Enemies …

“The effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust.” —Isaiah 32:17 Loving Your Enemies Probably no admonition of Jesus has been more difficult to follow than the command to “love your enemies.” Some men have sincerely felt that its actual practice is not possible. It is easy, they say, to… Continue reading Desert Day 31: Love Your Enemies …

Quotes, Seasons

Make Some Desert (Advent Meditation) …

If you cannot go into the desert, you must nonetheless ‘make some desert’ in your life, every now and then leaving men and looking for solitude to restore, in prolonged silence and prayer, the stuff of your soul. This is the meaning of ‘desert’ in your spiritual life. One has to be courageous not to… Continue reading Make Some Desert (Advent Meditation) …

Interreligious, Prayers, Quotes

Peace & Compassion Quotes …

Dear Child of God, I write these words because we all experience sadness, we all come at times to despair, and we all lose hope that the suffering in our lives and in the world will ever end. I want to share with you my faith and my understanding that this suffering can be transformed… Continue reading Peace & Compassion Quotes …

Quotes

There Is No Protection Against Adversity … What You Have Is Yourself …

There is no protection against adversity. There are no guarantees. What you have is yourself, made in the image of something very great, the Greatest thing. You have yourself, and the particular circumstances of your life. What you create is your measure of love. What you create is up to you. We choose what we… Continue reading There Is No Protection Against Adversity … What You Have Is Yourself …

Interreligious, Quotes

Forgiveness Releases Us from the Power of Fear …

Anger, blame, conflict, and resentment arise from our fear. When we are afraid, our body tightens, our heart is constricted, our mind is possessed. We cannot live wisely. Forgiveness releases us from the power of fear. It allows us to see with kindly eyes and rest in a wise heart. Live in joy, in love,… Continue reading Forgiveness Releases Us from the Power of Fear …