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Watching for Wonder

Human beings must always be on the watch for the coming of wonders.

– E. B. White

Wednesday of Hope – Darkest before Dawn

On this Feast of St. Lucy, whose name means Light – celebrated in the darkest days in the Northern Hemisphere, I’ve chosen this quote for those times we find ourselves in darkness, no matter the time of year or the hemisphere.

We must believe it is darkest before the dawn of a new world. We will see it when we believe it.

– Saul Alinsky

True Miracles

The true miracle isn’t walking on water or walking in air. Simply walking on this earth.

– Thích Nhất Hạnh

Wednesday of Hope – Never Give Up

There are moments when I feel like giving up or giving in, but I soon rally again and do my duty as I see it: to keep the spark of life inside me ablaze.

– Etty Hillesum, An Interrupted Life

Wednesday of Hope – Go Forward with Hope

At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.

– Jesse Jackson

Spirituality Means Waking Up

Spirituality means waking up. Most people, even though they don’t know it, are asleep. They’re born asleep, they live asleep, they marry in their sleep, they breed children in their sleep, they die in their sleep without ever waking up. They never understand the loveliness and the beauty of this thing that we call human existence. You know, all mystics—Catholic, Christian, non-Christian, no matter what their theology, no matter what their religion—are unanimous on one thing: that all is well, all is well. Though everything is a mess, all is well. Strange paradox, to be sure. But, tragically, most people never get to see that all is well because they are asleep.

– Anthony de Mello

Wednesday of Hope – Hope in the Darkest Times

Hope is the deep orientation of the human soul that can be held at the darkest times.

– Vaclav Havel

Though it is dark before dawn, we know that the sun will light up the entire sky.