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Wednesday of Hope – Take Heart

Courage comes from the French word, Coeur, which means “heart.”
In order to travel from clinging to letting go, we have to “take heart.”
The heart is the seat of the will. 
This is the place God awakens,’
the place where the gentle uprooting takes place.

– Sue Monk Kidd

Falling in Love with Creation

If we fall in love with creation deeper and deeper, we will respond to its endangerment with passion.

– Hildegard of Bingen

Wednesday of Hope – Think the World is Over?

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly.

– Barbara Haines Howett

Plant Trees

Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books.

– A. Whitney Brown, Wall at bookstore – Chicago Botanic Gardens

Wednesday of Hope – In a World Full of Peril

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

What Is Enough?

Do we really need much more than this? To honor the dawn. To visit a garden. To talk to a friend. To contemplate a cloud. To cherish a meal. To bow our heads before the mystery of the day. Are these not enough?

– Kent Neburn

What Happens Here, Happens There

Pick a flower and you move a farthest star.

– Paul Dirac