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Wednesday of Hope – Hope is not a Fairytale

 

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.

― G.K. Chesterton

The Heart of Wonder

May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.

– John O’Donohue

Wednesday of Hope – It Is Never Hopeless

When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God.

– Charles L. Allen

The Soil of Contemplation

What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.

– Meister Eckhart

Wednesday of Hope – The Need for Perspective

The only thing I can recommend at this stage is a sense of humor, an ability to see things in their ridiculous and absurd dimensions, to laugh at others and at ourselves, a sense of irony regarding everything that calls out for parody in this world. In other words, I can only recommend perspective and distance.

― Václav Havel

How immense are those mountains? It’s hard to tell from a distance.

The Spiritual Journey

And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles,
no matter how long,
but only by a spiritual journey,
a journey of one inch,
very arduous and humbling and joyful,
by which we arrive at the ground at our feet,
and learn to be at home.

– Wendell Berry

Wednesday of Hope – Infinite Hope

During the month of May, I will be using black and white photography.

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.