May I become an island for those seeking dry land A lamp for those needing light, A place of rest for those who desire one, And a servant for those needing service. – Shantideva
Bloom with abandon!
When we persevere with the help of a gentle discipline, we slowly come to hear the still, small voice and to feel the delicate breeze, and so to come to know the presence of Love. – Henri Nouwen
– Jalaluddin Rumi Essential Rumi, versions by Coleman Barks
On this Independence Day, how should we judge ourselves? A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it’s lowest ones. ― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom When I came across these words by Nelson Mandela, I recalled… Continue Reading “Liberty, Freedom and Justice for All”
Today is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Today’s Entrance Antiphon for the Sunday Liturgy is from Matthew 3:16-17. After the Lord was baptized, the heavens were opened, and the Spirit descended upon him like a dove, and the voice… Continue Reading “The Baptism of Jesus”
Today we hear from Psalm 100. Know that the Lord is God; God made us, we belong to God; God’s people and tended flock.
Each minute of life should be a divine quest. – Paramahansa Yogananda
Today’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 37. I’m pretty sure I’ve shared this before, but verses 4 and 5 have always spoken to me about something that is key in discerning what God is calling us to. We need to listen to our hearts.… Continue Reading “What Is Your Heart’s Desire . . . Your Heart’s Delight?”
Psalm 37 is tomorrow’s Responsorial Psalm. Whenever I have the privilege to speak with young women about discerning their call, verse 4 of this Psalm comes to mind . . . and to my lips: Delight yourself in the Lord, and God will give… Continue Reading “God Will Give Us the Desires of our Hearts”