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Wednesday of Hope – Dates or Milkweed?


Let us plant dates even though those who plant them will never see them. We must live by the love of what we will never see. This is the secret discipline. It is a refusal to let the creative act be dissolved away in immediate sense experience, and a stubborn commitment to the future of our grandchildren. Such disciplined love is what has given prophets, revolutionaries, and saints the courage to die for the future they envisaged. They make their own bodies the seed of their own highest hope.

– Rubem Alves, Tomorrow’s Child, quoted by Don Goergen, OP

These may not be date seeds, but let us be grateful for the milkweed, so that we may enjoy the Monarch Butterfly.

Wednesday of Hope – For What Do We Hope?

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what to hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope.

– Barbara Kingsolver

Monarch chrysalis

The Mystery of Gratitude

Ironically, gratitude’s most powerful mysteries are often revealed when we are struggling in the midst of personal turmoil.

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

What Time Do You Have?

The trouble is, you think you have time.
–  Buddha

How much time does the butterfly or the clover have?

How much time does the butterfly or the clover have?

Everything is Resurrection

It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection.

– Voltaire

The Monarch Butterfly - ultimate symbol of Resurrection

The Monarch Butterfly – ultimate symbol of Resurrection

How Will You Choose to Live?

Everything is a miracle

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.

– Albert Einstein

How will you choose to live?