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Finding a Joyous Field

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense.

– Rumi

Wednesday of Hope – the Role of Gratefulness

Only gratefulness, in the form of limitless openness for surprise, lays hold of the fullness of life in hope.

– David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday of Hope – Dragons Can Be Killed

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.

– G.K. Chesterton

 

If You Truly Desire Peace . . .

Love it the way it is.
-Thaddeus Golas, The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment

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These sculptures at Chrissy Field are not my favorite, but I still love the place as it is

Spy Wednesday

One can't murder murder through killing

One can’t murder murder through killing

On “Spy Wednesday” – so called because it is the day before Judas, the traitor, sold Jesus out for a bag of silver, these words from Martin Luther King, Jr., are most appropriate.

Through violence you may murder a murderer but you can’t murder murder. Through violence you may murder a liar but you can’t establish truth. Through violence you may murder a hater, but you can’t murder hate. Darkness cannot put out darkness. Only light can do that.

– Martin Luther King

Today is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi is probably one of the best known and loved saints. He is the founder of the Franciscan Order; he and St. Dominic, who founded the Order of Preachers, were contemporaries. One of his sayings that is especially loved by Dominicans is:

Preach always, when necessary, use words.

How does this image preach to you?

How does this image preach to you?

It’s Not About Where You’re From

We put a lot of importance in ethereal things like status and material things like money. But it’s not about what we have or where we’re from. It’s how we live our lives. In Saturday’s Gospel reading from the 11th chapter of Luke, we read:

While Jesus was speaking, a woman from the crowd called out and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed.” He replied, “Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.”

How shall we then live?
Sculpture found at the UN Building in New York