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Wednesday of Hope – Prayer for Fearlessness

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.

– Rabindranath Tagore

Wednesday of Hope – The Need for Humor

The only thing I can recommend at this stage is a sense of humor, an ability to see things in their ridiculous and absurd dimensions, to laugh at others and at ourselves, a sense of irony regarding everything that calls out for parody in this world. In other words, I can only recommend perspective and distance.

– Václav Havel

Love All

Love every creature . . .  Of course koalas are pretty easy to love. What about some of the others?

Love every creature . . . Of course koalas are pretty easy to love. What about some of the others?

Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love the beasts and the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment. If you love each separate fragment, you will understand the mystery of the whole resting in God.

– Fyodor Dostoevsky

Perservere

When we persevere with the help of a gentle discipline, we slowly come to hear the still, small voice and to feel the delicate breeze, and so to come to know the presence of Love.

– Henri Nouwen

Am I listening?

Am I listening?

Merton . . . on Life

I’d like to remember this on those days that are hectic, when I am trying to accomplish too many tasks:

Take more time, cover less ground.

– Thomas Merton
Dancing in the Waters of Life

Maybe I could take a clue from this fellow.

Every Being, an Abode of God

Every being is an abode of God, worthy of respect and reverence.

– Hindu Scripture

I imagine this fellow saying, much like Rodger Dangerfield, “I can’t get no respect.”

Another Grateful Thought

Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.
-Hausa proverb from Nigeria