Quotes

A Path & A Small Light …

First find a path, and a little light to see by. — Anne Lamott from Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith This is the trick to staying well, isn’t it: to feel the sun even in the dark. To not lose the truth of things when they go out of view. To grow just the… Continue reading A Path & A Small Light …

Days In The Desert, Interreligious, Quotes

Desert Day 33: Forgiveness Is Letting Go …

  Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. — 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Forgiveness is simply the religious… Continue reading Desert Day 33: Forgiveness Is Letting Go …

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Desert Day 30: Calling Ourselves Peacemakers …

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. — Matthew 5:9 In times of great personal and social upheaval, real peacemakers, genuine bridge builders do four things: First, they must tap into their own deepest spiritual self and recommit to the higher values that shines in them there. Second, they must speak… Continue reading Desert Day 30: Calling Ourselves Peacemakers …

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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 …

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Desert Day 13: Love Never Fails …

Love is where we came from. And love is where we are going. When we live in love, we will not be afraid to die. We have built a bridge between worlds. As Paul says “Love does not come to an end” and “Love never fails” (1 Corinthians 13:8, 13). — Richard Rohr   Love Is… Continue reading Desert Day 13: Love Never Fails …

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 … 

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 08: Being Present To What Is …

As any good therapist will tell you, you cannot heal what you do not acknowledge, and what you do not consciously acknowledge will remain in control of you from within, festering and destroying you and those around you … — Richard Rohr from Breathing Under Water  The Work of Spirituality To finally surrender ourselves to healing,… Continue reading Desert Day 08: Being Present To What Is …

Days In The Desert, Interreligious, Quotes

Desert Day 07: Human Suffering …

People’s willingness to find God in their own struggle with life – and let it change them – is their deepest and truest obedience to God’s eternal will. We must admit this is what all of us do anyway, as ‘God comes to us disguised as our life’! Remember, always, remember, that the heartfelt desire… Continue reading Desert Day 07: Human Suffering …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 03: We Are Here Not Only To Transform The World But Also To Be Transformed …

Seasons is a wise metaphor for the movement of life, I think. It suggests that life is neither a battlefield nor a game of chance but something infinitely richer, more promising, more real. The notion that our lives are like the eternal cycle of the seasons does not deny the struggle or the joy, the… Continue reading Desert Day 03: We Are Here Not Only To Transform The World But Also To Be Transformed …