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The Mark of Wisdom

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. – Ralph Waldo Emerson  

What is Faith?

Faith is the courageous confidence that trusts in the Source of all gifts. – David Steindl-Rast

Let Go

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you aren’t afraid of dying, there is nothing you can’t achieve. Trying to control the future is like trying to take the master carpenter’s place.  When… Continue Reading “Let Go”

Where Do We Find the Kingdom of God?

To find the kingdom is the easiest thing in the world but also the most difficult. Easy because it is all around you and within you, and all you have to do is reach out and take possession of it. Difficult because if you… Continue Reading “Where Do We Find the Kingdom of God?”

May Hatred Be Transformed by Beauty

May those whose hell it is to hate and hurt be turned into lovers bringing flowers. – Shantideva, 8th century Buddhist teacher

The Wisdom of Heschel

To pray is to take notice of the wonder, to regain a sense of the mystery that animates all beings, the divine margin in all attainments. Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living. It is all we can offer in… Continue Reading “The Wisdom of Heschel”

Hope

Today’s poet from Education for Justice is a favorite of many, Emily Dickinson. Hope Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune—without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And… Continue Reading “Hope”

Beginners

Today’s Easter Poem from Education for Justice is by Denise Levertov Beginners (Dedicated to the memory of Karen Silkwood and Eliot Gralla) “From too much love of living, Hope and desire set free, Even the weariest river Winds somewhere to the sea—“ But we… Continue Reading “Beginners”

Going Gratitudinal – Part 5

Today’s “Gratitudinal” Scripture passage is from Ephesians 1:16: I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. Rabbi Harold Kushner challenges us: “Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted–a paved road or a washing machine?… Continue Reading “Going Gratitudinal – Part 5”