Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Peace (Advent Meditation) …

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. —Matthew 5:9   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   Peace is not just about the… Continue reading Peace (Advent Meditation) …

Prayers, Quotes

You Will Not Have My Hate …

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.  — James A. Baldwin Anger is a catalyst. Holding on to it will make us exhausted and sick. Internalizing anger will take away our joy and… Continue reading You Will Not Have My Hate …

Media, Prayers, Quotes

We Can Only Be Human Together (A Prayer for World Peace) …

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. — Mahatma Gandhi   Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.… Continue reading We Can Only Be Human Together (A Prayer for World Peace) …

Quotes

Anger Is a Woman …

Anger is a woman who has learned that pleasantness is not the way to peacefulness, that silence is not the way to strength. Anger is a woman who has learned to breathe from her belly; who waits at your door, bringing you offerings; who knows your true name and gives it back to you. She… Continue reading Anger Is a Woman …

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 …

Prayers

An Election Day Prayer …

God, I know that I don’t have to get angry. I don't have to get worked up. I don’t have to get depressed. I don't have to get worked up. I don’t have to get depressed. I just have to use my conscience and vote. So help me to remember what Jesus taught in the… Continue reading An Election Day Prayer …

Quotes

The Changes We Dread Most May Contain Our Salvation (International Day of Peace) …

Something new is upon us, and yet nothing is ever new. We are alive in a fearsome time, and we have been given new things to fear. We've been delivered huge blows but also huge opportunities to reinforce or reinvent our will, depending on where we look for honor and how we name our enemies.… Continue reading The Changes We Dread Most May Contain Our Salvation (International Day of Peace) …

Prayers

Blessing When the World Is Ending …

Look, the world is always ending somewhere. Somewhere the sun has come crashing down. Somewhere it has gone completely dark. Somewhere it has ended with the gun, the knife, the fist. Somewhere it has ended with the slammed door, the shattered hope. Somewhere it has ended with the utter quiet that follows the news from… Continue reading Blessing When the World Is Ending …

Media

Where Does It Hurt: A Wartime Prayer …

Later that night I held an Atlas in my lap ran my fingers across the whole world and whispered: Where does it hurt? It answered: Everywhere Everywhere Everywhere. — Warsan Shire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usl0hnGBhJI Wartime Prayers Prayers offered in times of peace are silent conversations, Appeals for love or loves release, in private invocations. But all that is… Continue reading Where Does It Hurt: A Wartime Prayer …