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Some Wisdom from the Poet – Worth Waking For

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

What Is Gratefulness?

To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything. -Thomas Merton

What Kind of Globalization Do We Want to Create?

We are living in a period of commercial globalization. What we really need is spiritual globalization. – Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

The Sunrise Will Surely Come

In Saturday’s first reading from the first chapter of the Prophet Habakkuk we read words to give us hope in the times when the future looks dim. Then the LORD answered me and said: Write down the vision Clearly upon the tablets, so that… Continue Reading “The Sunrise Will Surely Come”

Marveling at the Beauty of the Created

This, then, is salvation: When we marvel at the beauty of created things and praise their beautiful creator. — Meister Eckhart Dominican Mystic

A Reminder to Turn Ourselves toward Gratitude

Thomas Merton in Thoughts in Solitude says it so well: Every breath we draw is a gift of God’s love; every moment of existence is a grace.

Be Merciful as your Father is Merciful

Today is the 3rd Monday in Lent. The Gospel reading is from Luke 6:36-38. Jesus said to his disciples: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. “Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and… Continue Reading “Be Merciful as your Father is Merciful”

Climb up to the Roof and Enjoy the Sunset

When before the beauty of a sunset or a mountain, you pause and exclaim, “Ah,” you are participating in divinity. – Joseph Campbell When you see a beautiful sunset on the way (especially in winter) it’s good to go up on the roof to… Continue Reading “Climb up to the Roof and Enjoy the Sunset”

Jesus Practiced what He Preached

Yesterday Jesus encouraged his followers to find a place and time for prayer, rest, and reflection. In today’s Gospel we see how this was his practice, and it was the place from which he drew his strength for ministry. Rising very early before dawn,… Continue Reading “Jesus Practiced what He Preached”