Tag: pasture

Protecting Peace

“Only when peace lives within each of us, will it live outside of us. We must be the wombs for a new harmony. When it is small, peace is fragile. Like a baby, it needs nurturing attention. We must protect peace from violence and… Continue Reading “Protecting Peace”

Walk Out of Your House like a Shepherd

Be a lamp or a lifeboat or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd. – Jalaluddin Rumi

On St. Patrick’s Day – an Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow… Continue Reading “On St. Patrick’s Day – an Irish Blessing”

The Attracting Power of Gratitude

Feeling grateful towards someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life. – Christiane Northrup

Hold On!

Hold on to what is good, even if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, even if it is a tree which stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it is a long way… Continue Reading “Hold On!”

More Wisdom of Heschel

The meaning of awe is to realize that life takes place under wide horizons, horizons that range beyond the span of an individual life or even the life of a nation, a generation, or an era. – Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Wisdom of Heschel

Easter Saturday – Messenger

Today’s poem from Education for Justice is by Mary Oliver. Messenger My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird – equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.… Continue Reading “Easter Saturday – Messenger”

Thanksgiving and Praise

Monday’s Responsorial Psalm is Psalm 100:1-5. The Lord made us; we belong to God. Sing joyfully to God, all you lands; serve God with gladness: come before God with joyful singing. The Lord made us; we belong to God. Know that the Lord is… Continue Reading “Thanksgiving and Praise”

Sheep Know the Voice of the Shepherd

In Thursday’s Gospel reading from Luke 11, Jesus tells the Pharisees, “Woe to you!” because they led people in the wrong direction. The Gospel Acclamation prior to this reading is: My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow… Continue Reading “Sheep Know the Voice of the Shepherd”

God’s Love for All – without Exception

Monday’s reading from Matthew 18 reminds us of God’s love for each and every one of us . . . without exception. If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills… Continue Reading “God’s Love for All – without Exception”