Category: Spirituality

Do We Live like We’re Looking for an Escape Clause?

No Christian escapes a taste of the wilderness on the way to the promised land. “No Escape” by Evelyn Underhill I’ve been thinking about this as I witness and experience the fragility of life all around me. I wonder how it is that we… Continue Reading “Do We Live like We’re Looking for an Escape Clause?”

Appreciating Beauty as Prayer

Last week Gratefulness.org published this quote. What is real prayer? Praise to God. And the meaning of praise? Appreciating; thus opening the heart more and more to the divine beauty one sees in manifestation. – Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan Bowl of Saki

Can We Discern the Artisan from the Beauty that Surrounds Us?

More from today’s selection from the Book of Wisdom All  were by nature foolish who were in ignorance of God, and who from the good things seen did not succeed in knowing God who is, and from studying the works did not discern the… Continue Reading “Can We Discern the Artisan from the Beauty that Surrounds Us?”

Wisdom – the Image of God’s Goodness

Since Sunday, we have had lovely readings from the Book of Wisdom In Wisdom is a spirit intelligent, holy, unique, Manifold, subtle, agile, clear, unstained, certain, Not baneful, loving the good, keen, unhampered, beneficent, kindly, Firm, secure, tranquil, all-powerful, all-seeing, And pervading all spirits, though they be… Continue Reading “Wisdom – the Image of God’s Goodness”

Let God’s Glory Be over all the Earth

From today’s Morning Prayer: Psalm 108 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!

In Awe of the Simple Gifts of LIfe

The following is the closing prayer from Vespers for this evening. O gracious God, open our hearts and our eyes to the wonders of your presence among us. May we see the signs of your beauty within and about us and ever be in… Continue Reading “In Awe of the Simple Gifts of LIfe”

Finding the Cure in a Pumpkin Patch

The only cure is love, by Helen Caldicot I just walked around my garden. It is a sunny, fall day and white fleecy clouds are scudding across a clear, blue sky. The air is fresh and clear with no taint of chemical smells, and… Continue Reading “Finding the Cure in a Pumpkin Patch”

Being at Peace

We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God. -Thomas Merton

Creation Gives Thanks

  It is so thoughtful and commendable to thank those who do us favors that if we glance around, we see that when earth is regaled by heaven’s waters and sunlight, it sends forth grass and flowers in grateful payment for the gift. Very… Continue Reading “Creation Gives Thanks”

Contemplation of Creation

  . . . their answer was their beauty.  From today’s reading in the Psalter I asked the earth, the sea and the deeps, heaven, the sun, the moon and the stars….My questioning of them was my contemplation , and their answer was their… Continue Reading “Contemplation of Creation”