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Living in Calamity

To be a human is to live in calamity. – Ling Xing, a Zen woman ancestor This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting Times.” So this month’s quotes will… Continue Reading “Living in Calamity”

Wednesday of Hope – Hopefulness Is Not Romantic

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Hopefulness Is Not Romantic”

Wednesday of Hope – Staring Despair in the Face

Faith is crumpling and throwing away everything, proposition by proposition, until nothing is left, and then writing a new proposition, your very own, to throw in the teeth of despair. – Mary Jean Irion, Yes, World: A Mosaic of Meditation

Where Do We Find the Presence of God?

There is nothing besides the presence of God. Being itself is derived from God and the presence of the Creator remains in each created thing. – Menachem Nahum of Chernobyl