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 …

Prayers, Quotes

Prayer for Courage & Compassion (Morning Prayer) …

Abandon the urge to simplify everything, to look for formulas and easyanswers, and begin to think multidimensionally, to glory in the mysteryand paradoxes of life, not to be dismayed by the multitude of causes andconsequences that are inherent in each experience—to appreciate the factthat life is complex. — M. Scott Peck from The Road Less… Continue reading Prayer for Courage & Compassion (Morning Prayer) …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Threshold Of Winter …

Quiet me within, Clothe my body in peacefulness, That your Word Once again may take flesh – This time, within me – As it did in holy Mary, Long Advent days ago. — Edward Hays from Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim   The Growing Edge Look well to the growing edge! All around us worlds… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Threshold Of Winter …

Days In The Desert, Quotes, Seasons

The Price (Good Friday Meditation) …

The suffering itself is not so bad; it’s the resentment against suffering that is the real pain. — Allen Ginsberg from The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion   There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations… Continue reading The Price (Good Friday Meditation) …

Interreligious, Seasons

Creation as the Body of God (Earth Day Meditation) …

The universe itself can be understood as the primary revelation of the divine. — Thomas Berry from The Christian Future and the Fate of Earth   The incarnation of God did not only happen in Bethlehem two thousand years ago. That is just when some of us started taking it seriously. The incarnation actually happened approximately… Continue reading Creation as the Body of God (Earth Day Meditation) …

Days In The Desert, Seasons

Desert Day 46: Tearing Of The Temple Veil (Good Friday Meditation) …

There are so many haunting lines in the passion narratives. Who of us, for instance, is not stirred in the soul when the passion story is read in church and we come to the part where Jesus takes his last breath and there is that minute of silence, where we all drop to our knees?… Continue reading Desert Day 46: Tearing Of The Temple Veil (Good Friday Meditation) …

Days In The Desert

Desert Day 45: The Opposite of Goodness …

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate before the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He Himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours alone, but also for the sins of the whole world. … Continue reading Desert Day 45: The Opposite of Goodness …

Days In The Desert, Prayers, Quotes

Desert Day 28: Enter The New Country …

You have an idea of what the new country looks like. Still, you are very much at home, although not truly at peace, in the old country. You know the ways of the old country, its joys and pains, its happy and sad moments. You have spent most of your days there. Even though you… Continue reading Desert Day 28: Enter The New Country …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 11: The False Self … 

The spiritual journey is not a career or a success story.  It is a series of humiliations of the false self that become more and more profound. These make room inside us for the Holy Spirit to come and heal. What prevents us from being available to God is gradually evacuated. We keep getting closer and… Continue reading Desert Day 11: The False Self …