Quotes

Blessing in the Chaos …

To be in the world is to be distant from the homeland of wholeness. We are confined by limitation and difficulty. When we bless, we are enabled somehow to go beyond our present frontiers and reach into the source. A blessing awakens future wholeness. We use the word foreshadow for the imperfect representation of something… Continue reading Blessing in the Chaos …

Interreligious, Prayers

A Prayer for the World …

Let the rain come and wash away the ancient grudges, the bitter hatreds held and nurtured over generations. Let the rain wash away the memory of the hurt, the neglect. Then let the sun come out and fill the sky with rainbows. Let the warmth of the sun heal us wherever we are broken. Let… Continue reading A Prayer for the World …

Prayers

A New Serenity Prayer …

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, which is pretty much everyone, since I’m clearly not you, God. At least not the last time I checked. And while you’re at it, God, please give me the courage to change what I need to change about myself, which is frankly a… Continue reading A New Serenity Prayer …

Quotes

How Silence Works …

Jeremy Mesiano-Crookston corresponded with four Trappist Monks about their efforts to “cultivate silence” within their monastic enclosure to find out just what the sound of silence actually is. Read the full post here. Are all your actions done in total silence? How do monks coordinate work? There must be a small amount of words that are… Continue reading How Silence Works …