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Posts from the ‘Hope / Healing’ Category

Wednesday of Hope – Hope Begins in the Dark

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and. work: you don’t give up.

– Anne Lamotte

Wednesday of Hope – In the Stillness of the Quiet

In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.

– Howard Thurman

Wednesday of Hope – Dates or Milkweed?

 

Let us plant dates even though those who plant them will never see them. We must live by the love of what we will never see. This is the secret discipline. It is a refusal to let the creative act be dissolved away in immediate sense experience, and a stubborn commitment to the future of our grandchildren. Such disciplined love is what has given prophets, revolutionaries, and saints the courage to die for the future they envisaged. They make their own bodies the seed of their own highest hope.

– Rubem Alves, Tomorrow’s Child, quoted by Don Goergen, OP

These may not be date seeds, but let us be grateful for the milkweed, so that we may enjoy the Monarch Butterfly.

Wednesday of Hope – Where the Light Gets In

Ring the bell that still can ring. Forget the perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

– Leonard Cohen, Anthem

Wednesday of Hope – One Day at a Time

Today is only a small manageable segment of time in which our difficulties need not overwhelm us. This lifts from our hearts and minds the heavy weight of both past and future.

– Anonymous, One Day at a Time in Al-Anon

Wednesday of Hope – For What Do We Hope?

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what to hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope.

– Barbara Kingsolver

Monarch chrysalis

Wednesday of Hope – Never Give Up

There are moments when I feel like giving up or giving in, but I soon rally again and do my duty as I see it: to keep the spark of life inside me ablaze.

– Etty Hillesum, An Interrupted Life