Tag: flower

Beauty is God’s Handwriting

I hope I never tire of being reminded at the closeness of God’s presence to us. And I hope that some good day, I will not need to be reminded, but find that presence in all its infinite manifestations. Today’s reminder comes from Ralph… Continue Reading “Beauty is God’s Handwriting”

One Flower Includes Everything

      If you can just appreciate each thing, one by one, then you will have pure gratitude. Even though you observe just one flower, that one flower includes everything.  -Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

With Delight I Rejoice in God

Saturday’s Responsorial Psalm is from the Psalm 13 With delight I rejoice in the Lord. Though I trusted in your mercy, let my heart rejoice in your salvation. With delight I rejoice in the Lord. Let me sing of the LORD, “God has been… Continue Reading “With Delight I Rejoice in God”

God Will Give Us the Desires of our Hearts

Psalm 37 is tomorrow’s Responsorial Psalm. Whenever I have the privilege to speak with young women about discerning their call, verse 4 of this Psalm comes to mind . . . and to my lips: Delight yourself in the Lord, and God will give… Continue Reading “God Will Give Us the Desires of our Hearts”

All Creation Gives Thanks

In Tuesday’s Responsorial Psalm from Psalm 145 we read: Let all your works give you thanks, O God, and let your faithful ones bless you. Let them discourse of the glory of your Reign and speak of your might.

Let Us Learn from the Poppy

We see, contained in a simple poppy: grace, abundance, joy, hope, generosity . . . the list goes on. And we receive blessing when we open our hearts to that poppy and all she offers. When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is… Continue Reading “Let Us Learn from the Poppy”

Proclaim God’s Marvelous Deeds

Monday’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 96 Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations. Sing to the Lord a new song; Sing to the Lord, all you lands. Sing to the Lord; bless God’s name. Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations.… Continue Reading “Proclaim God’s Marvelous Deeds”

Loving God’s Creation

I remember reading Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov when I was in high school. If there were quotes like this in Dostoevsky’s books, I missed them entirely. Of course I was 18, and likely not looking in the same way. It is… Continue Reading “Loving God’s Creation”

Advent . . . Promise of Hope in our Dryness

Even in the Arizona desert . . . even in summer . . . we see the promise of new life . . . we see flowering forth of hope. From today’s reading from Isaiah: The desert and the parched land will exult; the… Continue Reading “Advent . . . Promise of Hope in our Dryness”