Tag: fish

Wednesday of Hope – Indomitable Expectation

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…

Wednesday of Hope – How Hard Is It to have Hope?

It is hard to have hope. It is harder as you grow old, for hope must not depend on feeling good and there is the dream of loneliness at absolute midnight. You also have withdrawn belief in the present reality of the future, which…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection

In Lent, as in any season, a poem from Rumi is a welcome reflection From “A Thirsty Fish”┬áby Rumi I don’t get tired of you. Don’t grow weary of being compassionate toward me! All this thirst equipment must surely be tired of me, the…

The Slip

I love Wendell Berry’s poetry, so I was delighted to find this in the Advent collection on Education for Justice. The river takes the land, and leaves nothing. Where the great slip gave way in the bank and an acre disappeared, all human plans…

Those Who Fish, Rise Early

It is a New Year . . . has been for ten days now. Our Christmas Season ended on Sunday, the Feast of the Epiphany . . . yesterday we celebrated the Baptism of the Lord . . . and today Jesus calls his…