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Quiet Moments are Special

How many times have you noticed that it’s the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning? – Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers

Every Creature Teaches Us of God

Every creature is a word of God and a book about God. – Meister Eckhart

Wednesday of Hope – Entering the Spaciousness of Uncertainty

Hope locates itself in the premises that we don’t know what will happen and that in the spaciousness of uncertainty is room to act. – Rebecca Solnit

Earth Belongs to All Living Creatures – Not Just Humans

To all earth’s creatures God has given the broad earth, the springs, the rivers and the forests, giving the air to the birds, and the waters to those who live in water, giving abundantly to all the basic needs of life, not as a… Continue Reading “Earth Belongs to All Living Creatures – Not Just Humans”

Ash Wednesday Thoughts

Life does not accommodate you; it shatters you. Every seed destroys its container, or else there would be no fruition. – Florida Scott-Maxwell – The Measure of My Days

We Learn of God through Creation

If the soul could have known God without the world, the world would never have been created. – Meister Eckhart  

Our Responsibility to Life

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life. – The Dalai Lama

Building Monuments

Not long ago I spent a week in Springfield, Illinois, and had the opportunity to visit both the Lincoln Museum and Lincoln’s Tomb. The exhibit in the museum was sobering, and I only wish I had more time to take it all in. For… Continue Reading “Building Monuments”