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We Are Connected

We are all leaves on different branches of the same tree. – Laura Lynne Jackson

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

Prayer

The freshness of my eyes is given to me in prayer. – Attributed to the Prophet Muhammad

Wednesday of Hope – Seeing Light

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. – Desmond Tutu

Creation – A Reflection of God’s Love

The entire material universe speaks of God’s love…boundless affection for us. Soil, water, mountains: everything is, as it were, a caress of God. – Pope Francis, Laudato Si‘ 84

Ash Wednesday

In today’s first reading from Joel we are asked, Even now, says our God, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, weeping, and mourning. There are many more ways to fast that could actually be more meaningful that limiting our consumption of… Continue Reading “Ash Wednesday”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hue

What is a country without rabbits and partridges? They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products; ancient and venerable families known to antiquity as to modern times; of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Hue”

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

Mystery

It began in mystery and it will end in mystery, but what a rare and beautiful country lies in between. – Diane Ackerman

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”