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Primal Discovery

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on… Continue Reading “Primal Discovery”

Wednesday of Hope – Opportunities

There are opportunities even in the most difficult moments. – Wangari Maathai

Gratefulness Is a Bridge

I wonder if gratefulness is the bridge from sorrow to joy, spanning the chasm of our anxious striving. Freed from the burden of unbridled desires, we can enjoy what we have, celebrate what we’ve attained, and appreciate the familiar. For if we can’t be… Continue Reading “Gratefulness Is a Bridge”

Wednesday of Hope – Rainbows

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us — in the dreariest and most dreaded moments — can see a possibility of hope. ~Maya Angelou

Wednesday of Hope – Diving for Pearls

When the waves close over me, I dive down to fish for pearls. – Masha Kaleko

Tarrying

All this hurrying soon will be over. Only when we tarry do we touch the holy. – Rainer Maria Rilke, In Praise of Mortality, translated and edited by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy

When Are You Most Alive?

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. – Thornton Wilder

A Lesson on Forgiveness from Nelson Mandela

– Nelson Mandela

How Do We Prepare?

Advent 1955 By John Betjeman The Advent wind begins to stir With sea-like sounds in our Scotch fir, It’s dark at breakfast, dark at tea, And in between we only see Clouds hurrying across the sky And rain-wet roads the wind blows dry And… Continue Reading “How Do We Prepare?”

Gratitude Brings Consolation

While we cry ourselves to sleep, gratitude waits patiently to console and reassure us; there is a landscape larger than the one we can see. – Sarah Ban Breathnach