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Posts from the ‘Hope / Healing’ Category

Wednesday of Hope – Dance Anyway

No despair of ours can alter the reality of things, or stain the joy of the cosmic dance which is always there. Indeed we are in the midst of it, and it is in the midst of us, for it beats in our very blood, whether we want it to or not. Yet the fact remains that we are invited to forget ourselves on purpose, cast our awful solemnity to the winds, and join in the general dance.
– Thomas Merton

Wednesday of Hope – Go and Create Something

In a time of destruction, create something: a poem, a parade, a community, a school, a vow, a moral principle; one peaceful moment.

– Maxine Hong Kingston

And aren’t the creations of Dale Chihuly a wonder to behold!

Wednesday of Hope – Trusting the Chaos

Whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.

– Septima Clark

Wednesday of Hope – Indomitable Expectation

At the bottom of the heart of every human being there is something that goes on indomitably expecting, in the teeth of all experience of crimes committed, suffered and witnessed, that is good and not evil will be done to her. It is this above all that is sacred in every being.

– Simone Weil

Wednesday of Hope – Forgiveness

Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.

– Lewis B. Smedes

Wednesday of Hope – Facing Our Fears

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.

– Rabindranath Tagore

Wednesday of Hope – What is this Darkness?

What if this darkness is not the darkness of the tomb, but the darkness of the womb?

– Valarie Kaur