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Good Friday Thoughts

“Pain is the plow that tears up our hearts to make us open to truth. If it were not for suffering, we would never recognize our guilt, our godlessness, and the crying injustice of the human condition.” Eberhard Arnold To learn about and/or register… Continue Reading “Good Friday Thoughts”

Ash Wednesday – A Time to Forgive

“In our society, forgiveness is often seen as weakness. People who forgive those who have hurt them or their family are made to look as if they really don’t care about their loved ones. But forgiveness is tremendous strength. It is the action of… Continue Reading “Ash Wednesday – A Time to Forgive”

Where Do the Waves Begin?

“She heard the staggered heartbeat of the waves outside, the syncopated drip of the faucet. She wondered where a wave started. Maybe it started way out there in a storm. But it came here, to this coast, in this moment. . . . It… Continue Reading “Where Do the Waves Begin?”

Primal Discovery

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on… Continue Reading “Primal Discovery”

Embracing Uncertainty

Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later. – Bob Goff This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting Times.”… Continue Reading “Embracing Uncertainty”

Wednesday of Hope – Hope in Letting Go

In those moments when we realize when we realize how much we cannot control; we can learn to let go. – Sharon Salzberg This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Hope in Letting Go”

Gratefulness Is a Bridge

I wonder if gratefulness is the bridge from sorrow to joy, spanning the chasm of our anxious striving. Freed from the burden of unbridled desires, we can enjoy what we have, celebrate what we’ve attained, and appreciate the familiar. For if we can’t be… Continue Reading “Gratefulness Is a Bridge”

The Question

I don’t know Who — or what — put the question, I don’t know when it was put. I don’t even remember answering. But at some moment I did answer Yes to Someone — or Something — and from that hour I was certain… Continue Reading “The Question”

Every Little Thing We Do Is Important

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. – Blessed Mother Teresa

Thoughts on the Sea – 2

“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach–waiting for a gift from the sea.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh