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Wednesday of Hope – Life Worth Living

Before, I always lived in anticipation . . . that it was all a preparation for something else, something “greater,” more “genuine.” But that feeling has dropped away from me completely. I live here and now, this minute, this day, to the full, and the life is worth living.

– Etty Hillesum, Etty: The Letters and Diaries of Etty Hillesum

Listen

Listen

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Today is the First Sunday of Lent

In today’s reading from Romans 10:8-13, Paul writes “The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart.”

We so often look and listen around us for God’s voice – for direction – for wisdom. Could it be that what we need is a little less noise – a little less searching – and a lot more quiet listening to the Spirit who dwells within. How much more intimate can God be than in our mouth and in our hearts?

Listen.

Our Responsibility to Life

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
– The Dalai Lama
What is my responsibility?

What is my responsibility?

So How Is Winter for You?

Everyone keeps asking – since I’ve moved from San Francisco to the Chicago area – how it’s going for me. How am I adjusting to winter in the midwest. Actually, I think that the snow is beautiful, and, really, it’s people that I miss. And I stumbled upon this quote the other day:

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.
– Anton Chekhov

But I don notice that people don't sit on the snow cushions on these benches

But I do notice that people don’t sit on the snow cushions on these benches

The House of Wisdom

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

– Khalil Gibran

How will we recognize the House of Wisdom?

How will we recognize the House of Wisdom?