Category: Lent

What Can We Not Live Without?

One can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope” –Source Unknown

Love, the Key to Hope

Today’s Gospel story, on this 5th Sunday of Lent, is the raising of Lazarus from the dead. We are reminded, then, to hope when our situation looks bleakest. True love is embodied in expectancy, an eagerness to love God now as a preparation for… Continue Reading “Love, the Key to Hope”

What Is God Saying?

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting. – Ralph Waldo Emerson During this season of Lent, let us be attentive to the love letters that God is writing to us.

The Miracle of Love

This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted. – C.S. Lewis

Seeing with Beginners Sight

What kind of seeing should we do during this Lenten season? In Buddhism they talk about Beginner’s Mind. Perhaps we should work at Beginners Sight. Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time… Continue Reading “Seeing with Beginners Sight”

How Do I See the Beauty of Flowers?

Back to our Weekly Lenten theme of Sight. Many people have never learned to see the beauty of flowers, especially those that grow unnoticed. For instance, when you walk outside and look down at your feet, you may see tiny flowers nestled in the… Continue Reading “How Do I See the Beauty of Flowers?”

Is Love for Fools?

Oscar Wilde said, Love is understanding between two fools. On this April Fools Day – and an April day in Lent, let us never tire of being great fools, if it also means that we are great lovers, following the Greatest Lover of them… Continue Reading “Is Love for Fools?”

Proust on Truly Seeing

I have always appreciated this quote by Marcel Proust: The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

Meister Eckhart on Sight

On this 4th Sunday of Lent, we read how Jesus heals the man who had been born blind. So this week we will reflect on sight. The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye… Continue Reading “Meister Eckhart on Sight”

Thirst by Mary Oliver

Another morning and I wake with thirst
 for the goodness I do not have. I walk out to the pond and all the way God has
 given us such beautiful lessons. Oh Lord, I was never a quick scholar but sulked
 and hunched over… Continue Reading “Thirst by Mary Oliver”