Tag: david steindl-rast

Gratefulness is the Key

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

What is Faith?

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

So Many Chances to Express Gratitude!!

We have thousands of opportunities every day to be grateful: for having good weather, to have slept well last night, to be able to get up, to be healthy, to have enough to eat. … There’s opportunity upon opportunity to be grateful; that’s what… Continue Reading “So Many Chances to Express Gratitude!!”

Fullness of Life

What brings fulfillment is gratefulness, the simple response of our heart to this life in all its fullness. – David Steindl-Rast in Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

The Power of Gratefulness

One single gift acknowledged in gratefulness has the power to dissolve the ties of our alienation. – David Steindl-Rast in Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

Have Faith!

People who have faith in life are like swimmers who entrust themselves to a rushing river. They neither abandon themselves to its current nor try to resist it. Rather, they adjust their every movement to the watercourse, use it with purpose and skill, and… Continue Reading “Have Faith!”

How to Find Sacred or Holy Ground

  Any place is sacred ground, for it can become a place of encounter with the divine Presence. – David Steindl-Rast, A Listening Heart

More on Being a Blessing

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

How to Find Peace

According to Brother David Steindl-Rast, We are never more than one grateful thought away from peace of heart.  

Gratitude Opens Us – Part 2

Many years ago I read the book Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer, by David Steindl-Rast, and loved it. The wisdom found there can be appreciated again and again. As we approach our national feast Thanksgiving, let us ask the Spirit to open our hearts to gratitude… Continue Reading “Gratitude Opens Us – Part 2”