Category: Blessing

The Gift of the Breath

Every breath we draw is a gift of God’s love; every moment of existence is a grace. – Thomas Merton

More on Being a Blessing

The more alert we become to the blessing that flows into us through everything we touch, the more our own touch will bring blessing. – David Steindl-Rast

May We All Become Lovers

May those whose hell it is to hate and hurt be turned into lovers bringing flowers. Shantideva, 8th century

Wisdom from Willie Nelson

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. – Willie Nelson

Some Stories Are Worth Retelling!

The sun rises every morning. Yes, some stories are worth telling again and again. Thursday’s Responsorial Psalm is the Canticle of Zechariah (also known as the Benedictus – a blessing). We pray this every day as part of our Morning Prayer or Lauds. We…

Let Us Learn from the Poppy

We see, contained in a simple poppy: grace, abundance, joy, hope, generosity . . . the list goes on. And we receive blessing when we open our hearts to that poppy and all she offers. When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is…

What a Blessing a Few Days at a Ranch Can Be!

In Saturday’s First Reading from the Prophet Jeremiah we read, I will appoint over you shepherds after my own heart, who will shepherd you wisely and prudently. – Jeremiah 3:15 How fortunate I have been to recently spend some time at Rafter 7 Ranch,…