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Being Connected

Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities.  The singular cannot in reality exist.

– Paula Gunn Allen

Wednesday of Hope – Tipping the Scales

In a world of injustice, God once and for all tips the scales in the favor of hope.

– Max Lucado

One Important Thing

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes.

– Etty Hillesum

Wednesday of Hope – What Stands Against Us?

Not one single atom opposes us.

– Hongzhi Zhengue

Without Winter?

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so welcome.
– Anne Bradstreet

Wednesday of Hope – Hopeful in Bad Times

 

 

 

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives.

– Howard Zinn

Finding Miracles

To me the sea is a continual miracle, the fishes that swim — the rocks — the motion of the waves — the ships, with men in them — what stranger miracles are there?

– Walt Whitman