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Deep Wells of Strength

Few men [or women] during their lifetimes come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.

– Richard Byrd

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Entry or Exit?

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Every exit is an entry somewhere else.

– Tom Stoppard

The Well is Deep

There is a really deep well inside me. And in it dwells God. Sometimes I am there too. But more often stones and grit block the well, and God is buried beneath. Then God must be dug out again.

– Etty Hillesum, from The Letters and Diaries of Etty Hillesum 1941-1943

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Drop a plumb line down your well

Today Is the Feast of Our Dominican Brother, Thomas Aquinas

Wonder is the desire for knowledge.

– Saint Thomas Aquinas

Surely, there must have been times when the French countryside must have filled Thomas Aquinas with great wonder

Surely, there must have been times when the French countryside must have filled Thomas Aquinas with great wonder

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illuminate

What better illumination is there than that which comes from our God when we find ourselves in the dark are in need of light?

The Gospel Acclamation for the Liturgy this day is:

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Light has arisen

 

Alleluia, alleluia.

The people who sit in darkness
have seen a great light,
on those dwelling in a land
overshadowed by death
light has arisen.

Alleluia, alleluia.

Opening the Door to Mystery

fanjeux_doorThe world as pure object is something that is not there. It is not a reality outside us for which we exist….It is a living and self-creating mystery of which I am myself a part, to which I am myself, my own unique door.

– Thomas Merton
Contemplation in a World of Action

God Calls the Most Unlikely Among Us

Yesterday we read about the call of the Prophet Isaiah. In Sunday’s first reading from Amos 7:12-15, we see that, no matter how unlikely we might think we are as God’s choice for some special work, God just doesn’t see it that way. All throughout Scripture, and all through our lives we discover that God overlooks education, status, gender, training, and economics and calls us to as poet, prophet, and preacher . . . to be holy, to help, and to heal.

Amos answered Amaziah, “I was no prophet,
nor have I belonged to a company of prophets;
I was a shepherd and a dresser of sycamores.
The LORD took me from following the flock, and said to me,
Go, prophesy to my people Israel.”

We find signs in the most unlikely of places, and God calls the most unlikely of people