Prayers, Seasons

A Prayer of Hope For the New Year …

God as this new year dawns, Let us see the newness you are birthing. May we not be blinded by darkness, Or paralyzed by the fear. That consumes our world May we remember: Out of winter's night you bring forth light, Out of winter's death new seeds emerge. What is dormant will spring to life,… Continue reading A Prayer of Hope For the New Year …

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 …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 37: The Fruit of the Spirit …

How does the Spirit of God manifest itself through us? Often we think that to witness means to speak up in defense of God. This idea can make us very self-conscious. We wonder where and how we can make God the topic of our conversations and how to convince our families, friends, neighbors, and colleagues… Continue reading Desert Day 37: The Fruit of the Spirit …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 25: Desert Wisdom, What God Has Blessed …

Water, water, water ... There is no shortage of water in the desert but exactly the right amount , a perfect ratio of water to rock, water to sand, insuring that wide free open, generous spacing among plants and animals, homes and towns and cities, which makes the arid West so different from any other… Continue reading Desert Day 25: Desert Wisdom, What God Has Blessed …

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 …

Quotes

Staying Awake (Prayer for Patience) …

It is usually over time and with patience that we come to see the wonderful patterns of grace, which is why it takes most of us a long time to be converted. Our focus slowly moves from an initial preoccupation with perfect actions (“first half of life” issues), to naked presence itself. The code word… Continue reading Staying Awake (Prayer for Patience) …

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

Becoming Channels For God’s Light …

Most of us were taught that God would love us if and when we change. In fact, God loves you so that you can change. What empowers change, what makes you desirous of change is the experience of love. It is that inherent experience of love that becomes the engine of change. ― Richard Rohr… Continue reading Becoming Channels For God’s Light …

Quotes

I Am A Feather On The Breath of God …

There was once a king sitting on his throne ... It pleased the king to raise a small feather from the ground and he commanded it to fly.  The feather flew, not because of anything in itself but because the air bore it along.  Thus, I am a ... Feather on the Breath of God.… Continue reading I Am A Feather On The Breath of God …