Tag: sand

Love Opens Roads

“When we walk with love, new roads open to us, and we see a way forward where before there was only a wall.” Gabriel Andreas, StoryPeople To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Beauty at Our Feet

“The air was hot and still. The waves were an old rhythm beside me. I knelt over flat sand, where the tallest wave had sorted a ribbon of shell. Some four-footed creature had been along, leaving a trail that turned aside, as mine did,… Continue Reading “Beauty at Our Feet”

Let Us Join All of Creation in the Dance

The more we persist in misunderstanding the phenomena of life, the more we analyze them out into strange finalities and complex purposes of our own, the more we involve ourselves in sadness, absurdity, and despair. But it does not matter much, because no despair… Continue Reading “Let Us Join All of Creation in the Dance”

Our Companions

There is a trough in waves, A low spot Where horizon disappears And only sky And water Are our company. – Judy Brown, From the poem “Trough” – book The Sea Accepts All Rivers

Wednesday of Hope – Do Not Be Dismayed

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended, Not with time, as they say, but with intention, So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Do Not Be Dismayed”

Wisdom from St. John of the Cross

That thou mayest have pleasure in everything, seek pleasure in nothing. That thou mayest know everything, seek to know nothing. That thou mayes possess all things, seek to possess nothing. That thou mayest be everything, seek to be nothing. -St. John of the Cross,… Continue Reading “Wisdom from St. John of the Cross”

The Rowing Endeth

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Anne Sexton. The Rowing Endeth I’m mooring my rowboat at the dock of the island called God. This dock is made in the shape of a fish and there are many boats moored at many… Continue Reading “The Rowing Endeth”

What I Pray For

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Dennis O’Donnell What I Pray For Sacks of rocks I have gathered from the beach, some of which I used to toss my own I Ching, stones representing fire, water, wind, and the rest, some… Continue Reading “What I Pray For”