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Posts from the ‘Hope / Healing’ Category

Wednesday of Hope – Hope in the New Year

Happy New Year!! May we continue in Hope.

 

The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.

– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Wednesday of Hope – Our Greatest Hope

Then I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness.
– Ecclesiastes 2:13

Christmas is the Feast of Christ Our Light coming into the world. During this season, we often refer to Jesus as Emmanuel, which means God With Us. In this our Hope rests.

Wednesday of Hope – Don’t Be Afraid

This is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.

– Frederick Buechner

Wednesday of Hope – It Is Time for Healing

I know these are scary, uncertain,  hurtful times, but I really wish  people would stop talking about  what a trash fire the world is.  Our world is a wounded relative,  not a hopeless ruin,  and we’re called to help heal  the injuries we’ve inflicted  on our kin.

– Daniel Heath Justice, via Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

In 2008, the exhibit, “Cool Globes” at Chrissy Field in San Francisco, as art to heal the planet – to cool global warming. This globe was entitled “Take Action for the Environment.”

Wednesday of Hope – Finding Hope in the Stillness

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 – the Importance of Pausing

\Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it’s important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have, on every level.

– Shakti Gawain

Wednesday of Hope – Embracing our Difficulties

Our approach to gratefulness has to be big enough to embrace all the difficulties of the world.

– David Steindl-Rast