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Wednesday of Hope . . . . 9

Hope is not a feeling of certainty that everything ends well. Hope is just a feeling that life and work have a meaning.

― Václav Havel

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Wednesday of Hope . . . . 5

At the bottom of the heart of every human being there is something that goes on indomitably expecting, in the teeth of all experience of crimes committed, suffered and witnessed, that is good and not evil will be done to her. It is this above all that is sacred in every human life.

– Simone Weil

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Wise Advice from Etty Hillesum

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Even if I should be locked up in a narrow cell and a cloud should drift past my small barred window, then I shall bring you that cloud, Oh God, while there is still the strength in me to do so.
– Etty Hillesum
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Where Does Prayer Begin?

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Prayer begins at the edge of emptiness.
– Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

Turning to Earth

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It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility. 
– Rachel Carson

O Sapientia – O Wisdom

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Today we sing, “O Wisdom”, or as it was in the original Latin in the 7th century, “O Sapientia”.

O Wisdom, you came forth from the mouth of the Most High and reach from one end of the earth to the other, mightily and sweetly ordering all things. O come and teach us the way of prudence.

-Source of translation unknown.

O Wisdom

O Wisdom

Is Your Heart Open to Beauty or to Worries?

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It’s hard to miss beauty in Glacier National Park

If your eyes are blinded with your worries, you cannot see the beauty of the sunset.

–  Krishnamurti