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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

Don’t Depend on What Happens

Joy is the happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens.

– Br. David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday of Hope – When All Hopes Are Gone

The hope that is left after all your hopes are gone — that is pure hope, rooted in the heart.

– David Steindl-Rast

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 Greatest Gift

The greatest gift one can give is thanksgiving. In giving gifts, we give what we can spare, but in giving thanks we give ourselves.

– David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

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Door of Gratitude

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In moments of surprise we catch at least a glimpse of the joy to which gratefulness opens the door.

  • David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer