Tag: new york

Sharing the Joy

“I was walking down the street in New York City one day, when I heard a woman’s voice saying, ‘I was very sick all winter.’ Intrigued, I turned around and saw the woman handing a street person, sitting on the sidewalk, some money. She… Continue Reading “Sharing the Joy”

Watching the Eternal Show

“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as… Continue Reading “Watching the Eternal Show”

Forgiveness Opens Prison Doors

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that led to my freedom, I know if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I would still be in prison.” Nelson Mandela To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats… Continue Reading “Forgiveness Opens Prison Doors”

Living in Harmony with the Doe

“She rose up, watched a moment for any response to her rising, then stretched and stepped out onto the open slope. Beside her, another doe rose up from the shade. The two stood, slightly oblique to one another, divided as the one’s ears had… Continue Reading “Living in Harmony with the Doe”

What to Do about Evil?

Thomas Berry has an idea that is worth mentioning here, that the greatest evil in human history has been caused by people working to eliminate evil. They have a clear idea about what evil is, and they have all this passion to get rid… Continue Reading “What to Do about Evil?”

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 – Not Striving for Success

Hope is the ability to work for something because it’s good, not just because it stands a chance of succeeding. – Mary O’Driscoll, OP

Wednesday of Hope – Quiet Courage

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Wednesday of Hope – Hope in Chaos

Whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift. – Septima Clark

The Job of a Lighthouse

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining. – Anne Lamott