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Hear the Snowflake in the Silence

May you grow still enough to hear the stir of a single snowflake in the air, so that your inner silence may turn into hushed expectation.

– David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday of Hope – the Role of Gratefulness

Only gratefulness, in the form of limitless openness for surprise, lays hold of the fullness of life in hope.

– David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday of Hope – A Virtue

Hope is not merely a feeling. Hope is a virtue, a firmly established attitude of the heart, a basic bearing of the whole person.

– David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday of Hope – Which Does Not Depend on Hopes

Faith leads to beliefs, just as hope leads to hopes. Yet faith does not depend on beliefs, nor does hope depend on hopes.

– David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday of Hope – Virtue

Hope is not merely a feeling. Hope is a virtue, a firmly established attitude of the heart, a basic bearing of the whole person.

– David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday of Hope – Hopeful Eyes

Hopeful Eyes.

Hope looks at all things the way a mother looks at her child, with a passion for the possible. That way of looking is creative. It creates the space in which perfection can unfold. More than that, the eyes of hope look through all imperfections to the heart of all things and find it perfect. The eyes of hope are grateful eyes. Before our eyes learned to look gratefully at the world, we expected to find beauty in good looking things. But grateful eyes expect the surprise of finding beauty in all things.

– David Steindl-Rast

The Blessing that Flows through Everything

The more alert we become to the blessing that flows into us through everything we touch, the more our own touch will bring blessing.

– David Steindl-Rast, A Listening Heart