For the laughter of the children,
For my own life breath,
For the abundance of food on this table,
For the ones who prepared this sumptuous feast, Continue reading “Cultivating Gratitude (Thanksgiving Prayers) …”
Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.
— Mother Teresa from Mother Teresa: In My Own Words
Continue reading “The Desert …”
You arrived as a ripple of change emanating
from an original, unstoppable,
memory, a then made now,
entirely yourself, found now in the world,
now as creator of that world. Continue reading “The Wave …”
As we walk into words that have waited for us to enter them, so
the meadow, muddy with dreams, is gathering itself together
and trying, with difficulty, to remember how to make wildflowers.
Imperceptibly heaving with the old impatience, it knows
for certain that two horses walk upon it, weary of hay. Continue reading “The Meadow and Prayer …”
Contemplative prayer allows you to fall into the safety net of divine silence, which alone is big enough to contain all the contradictions of life.
— Richard Rohr (from Daily Meditations for September 7-13, 2014) Continue reading “Examen Prayer …”
The further I wake into this life, the more I realize that God is everywhere and the extraordinary is waiting quietly beneath the skin of all that is ordinary. Continue reading “God Is Everywhere …”
A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.
Continue reading “Jesus The Homeless …”
Silence is one of the major thresholds in the world … Meister Eckhart said that there is nothing in the world that resembles God so much as silence. Silence is a great friend of the soul; it unveils the riches of solitude. It is very difficult to reach that quality of inner silence. You must make a space for it so that it may begin to work for you. Continue reading “Silence Is One Of The Major Thresholds In The World …”
I give this day to You.
May my mind stay centered on the things of spirit.
May I not be tempted to stray from love.
As I begin this day, I open to receive You. Continue reading “Morning Prayer: I Give This Day To You …”