Poems, Seasons

Awaken Me (Easter Meditation) …

Risen One, come, meet me in the garden of my life. Lure me into elation. Revive my silent hope. Coax my dormant dreams. Raise up my neglected gratitude. Entice my tired enthusiasm. Give life to my faltering relationships. Roll back the stone of my indifference. Unwrap the deadness in my spiritual life. Impart heartiness in… Continue reading Awaken Me (Easter Meditation) …

Days In The Desert, Poems, Seasons

Desert Day 40: How Did They Know (Spring Meditation) …

How did they know it was time to push up through the long-wintered soil? How did they know it was the moment to resurrect, while thick layers of stubborn ice still pressed the bleak ground flat? But the tulips knew. They came, rising strongly, a day after the ice died. There's a hope-filled place in… Continue reading Desert Day 40: How Did They Know (Spring Meditation) …

Days In The Desert, Prayers, Seasons

Desert Day 22: Song of Awakening (Spring Meditation) …

As you light a candle: Listen, all you seeds in the Earth, buried in your dark Earthen tombs, as this flame of my spring candle penetrates the darkness, may your young tender stems pierce the Earth to dance in wind and rain just as this flame, like a tiny sun, now dances before me. Father… Continue reading Desert Day 22: Song of Awakening (Spring Meditation) …

Poems, Quotes, Seasons

The Winter of Listening (Lenten Meditation) …

The simplicity of winter has a deep moral. The return of Nature, after such a career of splendor and prodigality, to habits so simple and austere, is not lost either upon the head or the heart. It is the philosopher coming back from the banquet and the wine to a cup of water and a… Continue reading The Winter of Listening (Lenten Meditation) …

Quotes, Seasons

Refuse To Fall Down …

A Prayer Refuse to fall down. If you cannot refuse to fall down, refuse to stay down. If you cannot refuse to stay down, lift your heart toward heaven, and like a hungry beggar, ask that it be filled, and it will be filled. You may be pushed down. You may be kept from rising.… Continue reading Refuse To Fall Down …

Quotes

Transformed by Easter …

Christian history reaches its crescendo point in the Resurrection of Jesus. The risen Jesus is the final revelation of the heart of God—a God who teaches love rather than hate, forgiveness rather than blame, nonviolence rather than violence ... There is nothing to be afraid of in the risen Jesus. We have in him the perfect… Continue reading Transformed by Easter …

Interreligious, Quotes

I Will Not Let You Go Until You Bless Me …

It is true that if you read the Jewish literature and you read Jewish history, happiness is not the first word that comes to mind  ... And yet somehow or other when all of that is at an end, we get together and we celebrate ... And that to me is how I have always… Continue reading I Will Not Let You Go Until You Bless Me …