Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Thomas Merton. The Vine When wind and winter turn our vineyard To a bitter Calvary, What hands come out and crucify us Like the innocent vine? How long will starlight weep as sharp as thorns… Continue Reading “The Vine”
Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by William F. Bell. Night Thoughts It is our emptiness and lowliness that God needs, and not our plenitude. —Mother Teresa Somehow by day, no matter what, I patch myself together whole, But all my effort… Continue Reading “Night Thoughts”
When peaceful silence lay over all, and the night had run half of her swift course, your all-powerful word, O Lord, leaped down from heaven, from the royal throne. – Prayer on Second Sunday after Christmas, Roman Rite
I found the following Advent Prayer on the Education for Justice website. The Winter Journey of Advent In this time of darkness, We choose to look toward the Light. In this time when so many suffer, We choose faith, not despair: We choose the… Continue Reading “We Chose to Look Toward the Light”
Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
The source of a true smile is an awakened mind. Smiling helps you approach the day with gentleness and understanding. – Thich Nhat Hanh Peace is Every Step
I share a piece of wisdom from Mother Teresa today. The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence. The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective. – Blessed Mother Teresa.
The Persian Sufi Bayazid does not quote the Prophet Micah. Nonetheless, his words reflect the same meaning, and encourage us to live with generosity, compassion, and humility. The Friend of God has these three qualities: a generosity like that of the ocean, a compassion… Continue Reading “Continuing the Theme of the Prophet Micah”
When you look at the Moon, you think, ‘I’m really small. What are my problems?’ It sets things into perspective. We should all look at the Moon a bit more often. — Source Unknown
One of my favorite poets is Hafiz. I thought of his poem a couple of weeks ago when I saw this moon . . . not even full. A wine bottle fell from a wagon and broke open in a field. That night one… Continue Reading “What Should We Do about that Moon?”