Tag: reflection

Seeing

The whole life lies in the verb seeing. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring the Five Circles of the Divine Milieu,” with Ruth Droege, OP. So this month’s quotes are from the… Continue Reading “Seeing”

Wednesday of Hope – Crumple Up Your Faith

Faith is crumpling and throwing away everything, proposition by proposition, until nothing is left, and then writing a new proposition, your very own, to throw in the teeth of despair. – Mary Jean Irion, Yes, World: A Mosaic of Meditation

Wednesday of Hope – Where Hope Lives

Hope locates itself in the premises that we don’t know what will happen and that in the spaciousness of uncertainty is room to act. – Rebecca Solnit

Secrets at Dawn

The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. –  Jalaluddin Rumi

Wednesday of Hope – Tipping the Scales

In a world of injustice, God once and for all tips the scales in the favor of hope. – Max Lucado

Wednesday of Hope – Facing Life’s Challenges

Even when life challenges us, it’s a gift beyond all measure. – Parker Palmer

True Miracles

The true miracle isn’t walking on water or walking in air. Simply walking on this earth. – Thích Nhất Hạnh

May My Heart Shine

As the Sun shines upon my heart, so may my heart shine upon others! – The Upanishads

Wednesday of Hope – Resilience, Resistance, Tenacity

Optimism   More and more I have come to admire resilience. Not the simple resistance of a pillow, whose foam returns over and over to the same shape, but the sinuous tenacity of a tree: finding the light newly blocked on one side, it turns… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Resilience, Resistance, Tenacity”

Wednesday of Hope – I Do the Dance – I Must

Part of the Symphony I serve. I do the dance I must. I plant trees, but I am not the doer of this work. I am the facilitator, the instrument—I am one part of the symphony. I know there is an overall scheme to… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – I Do the Dance – I Must”