Tag: thistle

The Joy of Berries

It’s easy to laugh in the blueberry field, staccato plink and plunk as berries plummet into the pail, and you hear children banter in a dozen languages among the green rows.  – Kim Stafford, from “Easy Pickings” Starting on February 11, 2021, Santa Sabina… Continue Reading “The Joy of Berries”

Walk Gently upon the Earth

When I walk through thy woods, may my right foot and my left foot be harmless to the little creatures that move in its grasses: as it is said by the mouth of thy prophet: They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my… Continue Reading “Walk Gently upon the Earth”

Wisdom from the Medieval Mystic

The day of my spiritual awakening was the day I saw and knew I saw God in all things and all things in God. – Mechtild of Magdeburg Mechtild a Beguine, was a medieval mystic, who lived c. 1207 – c. 1282/1294.

Plunge into God

  Plunge into matter. Plunge into God. By means of all created things, without exception, the divine assails us, penetrates us and molds us. We imagine it as distant and inaccessible, whereas in fact, we live steeped in its burning layers.  – Teilhard de… Continue Reading “Plunge into God”

Wisdom from Rachel Carson

I remember reading Silent Spring by Rachel Carson when I was in high school (seems like ages ago!). It seems we still have not learned from her wisdom. The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe… Continue Reading “Wisdom from Rachel Carson”

Flowers, Grass, and a Few Thistles

Wednesday’s first reading is from the first chapter of First Peter. “All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of the field; the grass withers, and the flower wilts; but the word of the Lord remains forever.” This is the… Continue Reading “Flowers, Grass, and a Few Thistles”