Category: Lent

Good Things to Thirst for

Yogis are drunk on discipline. Priests are drunk on scriptures. Celibates are drunk on vanity. Monks are drunk on prestige. So what’s left for you? What could you possibly get drunk on? I recommend being drunk on peace, being drunk on joy, being drunk… Continue Reading “Good Things to Thirst for”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection

In Lent, as in any season, a poem from Rumi is a welcome reflection From “A Thirsty Fish” by Rumi I don’t get tired of you. Don’t grow weary of being compassionate toward me! All this thirst equipment must surely be tired of me, the… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection”

Hafiz on Thirst

I Know the Way You Can Get I know the way you can get When you have not had a drink of Love: Your face hardens, Your sweet muscles cramp. Children become concerned About a strange look that appears in your eyes Which even… Continue Reading “Hafiz on Thirst”

Quenching Our Thirst

Let’s choose today to quench our thirst for the ”good life” we thinks others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts. – Sarah Breathnach

A Lenten Thirst

On this 3rd Sunday of Lent, we read about Moses angrily striking a rock in Horeb when the Israelites had thirst and of the woman of Samaria who asked Jesus for living water. So this week our Lenten reflections are about thirst. Love shortens… Continue Reading “A Lenten Thirst”

Be a Blessing

When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure
that you are always blessed in abundance.
 – Joel Osteen  

The Mercy of God

The following verses are prayed every morning as the Benedictus at Morning Prayer. And in Lent we are reminded that the Blessing of God is Mercy and Compassion. In the heartfelt mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will visit us, to… Continue Reading “The Mercy of God”

Shakespeare on Blessing and Mercy

Today’s Lenten quote about blessing and mercy comes from Shakespeare. The quality of mercy is not strain’d, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest; It blesseth [the one] that gives and [the one] that takes.… Continue Reading “Shakespeare on Blessing and Mercy”

The Feast of St. Joseph

On the Feast of Saint Joseph it is the custom in some places to bless bread, pastries, and other food and give a large portion of it to the poor. Many parishes have a Saint Joseph’s Table – Italian food is often a favorite… Continue Reading “The Feast of St. Joseph”

The Fruits of Mercy

Today’s Lenten though is on Mercy from Abraham Lincoln. I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.