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Posts tagged ‘snow’

Secrets at Dawn

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

The Primordial Sacrament

The created world is the primordial sacrament.

– Elizabeth Johnson

Wednesday of Hope – Inevitability of Dreams

At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.

– Christopher Reeve

Hear the Snowflake in the Silence

May you grow still enough to hear the stir of a single snowflake in the air, so that your inner silence may turn into hushed expectation.

– David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday of Hope – Despite Everything . . . Live in Hope

Despite everything, life is full of beauty and meaning.

– Etty Hillesum, Letters from Westerbork

If Etty Hillesum could write this with all she endured, we too can  be women and men of hope, like this sparrow hanging upside down from tender branch in the dead of winter. In 1943 when Etty and her family were placed on a train bound for Auschwitz, she tossed out window a postcard that read, “We have left the camp singing.” She was executed in Auschwitz on November 30, at the age of twenty-nine.

Being Connected

Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities.  The singular cannot in reality exist.

– Paula Gunn Allen

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