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Wednesday of Hope – Unfailing Love

What gives me hope is that life unfailingly responds to the advances of love.

– Nipun Mehta

The Now

At any moment the fully present mind can shatter time and burst into Now.
– David Steindl-Rast, A Listening Heart
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The Poet Speaks Again

To live, we must daily break the body and shed the book of creation. When we do it knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament. When we do it ignorantly, greedily, destructively, it is a desecration.

– Wendell Berry, The Gift of Good Land

The art glass of Chihuly graces and is graced by the garden which it shares

The art glass of Chihuly graces and is graced by the garden which it shares

Wonder

Wonder before our eyes

Wonder before our eyes

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.
– E.B. White, from Charlotte’s Web

Be Alert . . . to Find God

Here is some fine advice from Henry David Thoreau:

My profession is always to be alert, to find God in nature, to know God’s lurking places, to attend to all the oratorios and the operas in nature.

God’s lurking place . . . the dramatic coleus