Interreligious, Quotes

The Issue Of Fairness …

As long as we see what has come to pass as being unfair, we'll be a prisoner of what might have been. This is a very painful issue to discuss for most of us, because so much of how we see the world hinges on a sense of fairness and justice, those truly noble human… Continue reading The Issue Of Fairness …

Quotes

The Ordering Of Love …

I take literally the statement in the Gospel of John that God loves the world. I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love. I believe that divine love, incarnate and… Continue reading The Ordering Of Love …

Quotes

We Are Bound Together For A Common Purpose (Martin Luther King Jr.) …

The bond of our common humanity is stronger than the divisiveness of our fears and prejudices. God gives us the capacity for choice. We can choose to alleviate suffering. We can choose to work together for peace. We can make these changes – and we must. — Jimmy Carter from Nobel Lecture after receiving the 2002… Continue reading We Are Bound Together For A Common Purpose (Martin Luther King Jr.) …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Widening Our Circle Of Compassion …

We don't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts. — Pema Chodron from When Things Fall Apart Seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, all the time, and his hand in every happening; This… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Widening Our Circle Of Compassion …

Quotes

May You Allow The Wild Beauty Of The Invisible World To Embrace You …

May you listen to your longing to be free. May the frames of your belonging be large enough for the dreams of your soul. May you arise each day with a voice of blessing whispering in your heart that something good is going to happen to you. May you find a harmony between your soul… Continue reading May You Allow The Wild Beauty Of The Invisible World To Embrace You …

Poems

Breath is the First Prayer …

Breath is the first prayer That opens us to wind, Rhythm breaths us Into the pulse of the world. Impulse lives in matter, Body of earth, water, Air, fire, She knows The shape of my bones. Music is our longing To return to stars. Stones remember, Sing back the story, How the moon rises night… Continue reading Breath is the First Prayer …

Quotes

The Redemptive Power of Love …

The truth is, indeed, that love is the threshold of another universe. Beyond the vibrations with which we are familiar, the rainbow-like range of its colours is still in full growth. But, for all the fascination that the lower shades have for us, it is only towards the "ultra" that the creation of light advances.… Continue reading The Redemptive Power of Love …

Poems, Prayers, Quotes

Blessed Are You Who Bear the Light …

My earliest memories of creation are primarily of light. They come to me in a kaleidoscope of recollection, of light reflecting off the waters of northern Canadian lakes where I spent time as a boy or of the clarity of the night skies above those same waters. I often would sit mesmerized by the sun's… Continue reading Blessed Are You Who Bear the Light …

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) …