Tag: ireland

Wednesday of Hope . . . . 6

In the dark of the moon, in flying snow, in the dead of winter, war spreading, families dying, the world in danger, I walk the rocky hillside, throwing clover. – Wendell Barry “February 2, 1968” from The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry

My Own Unique Door

The 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.… Continue Reading “My Own Unique Door”

The Renewable Resource of Hope

As we face the grand ecological crisis of our time, our most important renewable resource is hope. We simply must put it on with our shoes each morning. -Barbara Kingsolver

We Celebrate Pentecost

Fire of the Holy Spirit, life of the life of every creature, holy are you in giving life to forms. Rivers spring forth from the waters; earth wears her green vigor. – Hildegard of Bingen

Leaving All Behind for a Better Hope

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. – C.S. Lewis

No Room for Death

There is not room for death Nor atom that his might would render void: Thou – Thou art Being and Breath And what Thou art may never be destroyed. – Emily Bronte

Rest Silently in Resurrection

Those who do not know there is another life after this one, or who cannot bring themselves to live in time as if they were meant to spend their eternity in God, resist the fruitful silence of their own being by continual noise. Even… Continue Reading “Rest Silently in Resurrection”

Resurrection and Touching the Mystery of Life

There is a certain fear of death that comes from not having lived yet. I had to face it myself when I had cancer a few years ago. I don’t think I was afraid of death at that time, but I also knew I… Continue Reading “Resurrection and Touching the Mystery of Life”

On St. Patrick’s Day – an Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow… Continue Reading “On St. Patrick’s Day – an Irish Blessing”

Fasting from Fear

Jesus was always telling his disciples, “Fear not.” So let’s fast from anxiety, fear and worry.  God’s goodness permeates our lives. So let us trust in the goodness of the Divine. What a great Lenten practice!