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Finding Miracles

To me the sea is a continual miracle, the fishes that swim — the rocks — the motion of the waves — the ships, with men in them — what stranger miracles are there? – Walt Whitman

The Friend of God

The Friend of God has these three qualities: a generosity like that of the ocean, a compassion like that of the sun, and a humility like that of the earth. – Bayazid

Gratefulness Is a Bridge

I wonder if gratefulness is the bridge from sorrow to joy, spanning the chasm of our anxious striving. Freed from the burden of unbridled desires, we can enjoy what we have, celebrate what we’ve attained, and appreciate the familiar. For if we can’t be… Continue Reading “Gratefulness Is a Bridge”

We Walk a Narrow Bridge

Life is a very narrow bridge between two eternities. Be not afraid. – Rabbi Nachman of Braslav

When Are You Most Alive?

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. – Thornton Wilder

Have We Come Far Enough to Find God?

It could be that God has not absconded but spread, as our vision and understanding of the universe have spread, to a fabric of spirit and sense so grand and subtle, so powerful in a new way, that we can only feel blindly of… Continue Reading “Have We Come Far Enough to Find God?”

A Psalm of Life

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. A Psalm of Life Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! — For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. Life… Continue Reading “A Psalm of Life”

All Souls Day – A Feast of Hope

I love the second reading for this wonderful feast from Romans 5:5-11: Sisters and brothers, Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. May our hope… Continue Reading “All Souls Day – A Feast of Hope”

Does the Future Look Dark to You, then . . .

We survey the events in the world . . . the horror, the violence, the greed, the devastation that is happening to our planet . . . and we would like to throw up our hands. We believe that we are, in our time,… Continue Reading “Does the Future Look Dark to You, then . . .”

Let Us Set Our Sails

The winds of grace blow all the time. All we need to do is set our sails. -Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa I was in Santa Cruz on the weekend with my family. What a wonderful time! The weather was perfect! We saw dolphins, pelicans, sailboats,… Continue Reading “Let Us Set Our Sails”