Tag: lent

Hafiz on Thirst

I Know the Way You Can Get I know the way you can get When you have not had a drink of Love: Your face hardens, Your sweet muscles cramp. Children become concerned About a strange look that appears in your eyes Which even… Continue Reading “Hafiz on Thirst”

A Lenten Thirst

On this 3rd Sunday of Lent, we read about Moses angrily striking a rock in Horeb when the Israelites had thirst and of the woman of Samaria who asked Jesus for living water. So this week our Lenten reflections are about thirst. Love shortens… Continue Reading “A Lenten Thirst”

Be a Blessing

When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure
that you are always blessed in abundance.
 – Joel Osteen  

Shakespeare on Blessing and Mercy

Today’s Lenten quote about blessing and mercy comes from Shakespeare. The quality of mercy is not strain’d, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest; It blesseth [the one] that gives and [the one] that takes.… Continue Reading “Shakespeare on Blessing and Mercy”

The Feast of St. Joseph

On the Feast of Saint Joseph it is the custom in some places to bless bread, pastries, and other food and give a large portion of it to the poor. Many parishes have a Saint Joseph’s Table – Italian food is often a favorite… Continue Reading “The Feast of St. Joseph”

The Fruits of Mercy

Today’s Lenten though is on Mercy from Abraham Lincoln. I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

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”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

On the outside, our lives may look great. But what is it that is going on inside? Is there unforgiveness that is brewing? Remember this: our unforgiveness doesn’t hurt the one we won’t forgive – especially in those situations when it is a person… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside”

Fasting from Self-Concern

Today’s Lenten fast can be from too much self-concern.  Instead, consider the experience and burdens of others, and “walk a mile in their moccasins.”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

An excellent practice for Lent would be to gain perspective. As Henry David Thoreau said, It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.