Tag: bolinas

Just One Drop of Water

Another perspective on the importance of just one drop of water – Penetrate the heart of just one drop of water, and you will be flooded by a hundred oceans. – Mahmûd Shabistarî The Mystic Rose Garden

God Offers the Beauty of the Sunset to All of Us, without Distinction

Tuesday’s Gospel reading is from Matthew 5:43-48. Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. This will prove that you… Continue Reading “God Offers the Beauty of the Sunset to All of Us, without Distinction”

What Should We Do about that Moon?

One of my favorite poets is Hafiz. I thought of his poem a couple of weeks ago when I saw this moon . . . not even full. A wine bottle fell from a wagon and broke open in a field. That night one… Continue Reading “What Should We Do about that Moon?”

God Fills the Earth with Joy

The third psalm in our morning prayer today is Psalm 65 You still the tumult of the seas (the roaring of their waves) and the tumult of the people. The ends of the earth stand in awe at the sight of your wonders. the… Continue Reading “God Fills the Earth with Joy”

Let Us Awaken the Dawn

It’s back again to an early morning thought . . . let us awaken the dawn.  One of our psalms in morning prayer is Psalm 57, and our antiphon says it all. Awake, lyre and harp: I will awaken the dawn.

Those Who Fish, Rise Early

It is a New Year . . . has been for ten days now. Our Christmas Season ended on Sunday, the Feast of the Epiphany . . . yesterday we celebrated the Baptism of the Lord . . . and today Jesus calls his… Continue Reading “Those Who Fish, Rise Early”

Feast of Saint Lucy – Feast of Light

On this Feast of Saint Lucy (whose name means light), I share a poem by Thomas Merton. Lucy, whose day is in our darkest season, (Although your name is full of light,) We walkers in the murk and rain of flesh and sense, Lost… Continue Reading “Feast of Saint Lucy – Feast of Light”

A Beautiful Advent Morning!

In today’s Responsorial Psalm, we proclaimend: Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation. And today I’ll let this morning’s sunrise in Bolinas do the preaching!  

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”

Letting Go

Only This We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it. Source: Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke This house is going. Eventually all the houses on the bluff will… Continue Reading “Letting Go”