Days of Advent, Interreligious, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 21: Sanctuaries That Emerge From The Magnificent Stream (Winter Solstice) …

On the scale of our human history, rituals like putting up Christmas trees, lighting menorahs, reading Hafiz, and baking rice dumplings are new. We, humans, have celebrated the earthly repercussions of our orbit longer than we’ve celebrated virtually anything. Before Christmas and Hanukkah, before monotheism or any other kind of theism, our ancestors were staring… Continue reading Advent Day 21: Sanctuaries That Emerge From The Magnificent Stream (Winter Solstice) …

Days In The Desert, Quotes, Seasons

Desert Day 38: For Some Things There Are No Wrong Seasons …

Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;… Continue reading Desert Day 38: For Some Things There Are No Wrong Seasons …

Media, Quotes

A Good Day (Gratitude & Joy) …

There is a wave of gratefulness because people are becoming aware how important this is and how this can change our world. It can change our world in immensely important ways, because if you're grateful, you're not fearful, and if you're not fearful, you're not violent. If you're grateful, you act out of a sense… Continue reading A Good Day (Gratitude & Joy) …

Interreligious, Quotes

Things, When Magnified, Are Forgeries Of Happiness …

We are all infatuated with the splendor of space, with the grandeur of things of space.“Thing” is a category that lies heavy on our minds, tyrannizing all our thoughts. Our imagination tends to mold all concepts in its image. In our daily lives we attend primarily to that which the senses are spelling out for… Continue reading Things, When Magnified, Are Forgeries Of Happiness …

Prayers, Quotes

Keep The Lamp Burning …

To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it. — Mother Teresa of Calcutta‎‎ You can make a lot of speeches, but the real thing is when you dig a hole, plant a tree,give it water,and make it survive. That's what makes the difference. — Wangari Maathai The ordinary acts we practice every… Continue reading Keep The Lamp Burning …

Prayers

Prayer For Myself …

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. — Siddhārtha Gautama Lord, I am guilty of neglect.… Continue reading Prayer For Myself …

Quotes

Everything I Know About Prayer I Re-Learned In Spin Class …

Michael Rossmann, SJ, took up spinning to keep in shape during the winter. He lists 11 lessons he relearned while he rode his stationary bike. 1.  A class – or community – is invaluable. Sure, I can exercise on my own, just as I can pray by myself. That being said, it’s knowing that I… Continue reading Everything I Know About Prayer I Re-Learned In Spin Class …