Tag: grace

The Grace of a Crocus

 A single crocus blossom ought to be enough to convince our heart that springtime, no matter how predictable, is somehow a gift, gratuitous, gratis, a grace. – David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

    You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful”

Grace and Gratitude

– Karl Barth

Gratitude and Divine Sparks

When we say “Grace” before we eat our Thanksgiving feast tomorrow, let us remember the words of Rabbi Herschel: By saying grace, we release the Divine sparks in our food.

Gratitude for a Smile

For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile. – Elie Wiesel I find Elie Wiesel’s writings inspiring. What courage and faith they demonstrate in the face… Continue Reading “Gratitude for a Smile”

A Reminder to Turn Ourselves toward Gratitude

Thomas Merton in Thoughts in Solitude says it so well: Every breath we draw is a gift of God’s love; every moment of existence is a grace.