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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection

My Thirsty Fish

My Thirsty Fish and Ambient Reflections in a Pool

In Lent, as in any season, a poem from Rumi is a welcome reflection

From “A Thirsty Fish” by Rumi

I don’t get tired of you. Don’t grow weary
of being compassionate toward me!

All this thirst equipment
must surely be tired of me,
the waterjar, the water carrier.

I have a thirsty fish in me
that can never find enough
of what it’s thirsty for!

Show me the way to the ocean!
Break these half-measures,
these small containers.

All this fantasy
and grief.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

On the outside, our lives may look great. But what is it that is going on inside? Is there unforgiveness that is brewing? Remember this: our unforgiveness doesn’t hurt the one we won’t forgive – especially in those situations when it is a person that is not actively a part of our life anymore. But that spirit definitely hurts us. We may find ourselves stewing about whatever it was that “so and so” said or did, while “so and so” is oblivious to the fact that we are having such thoughts. So, our stewing only makes our shoulders tense and our chests tighten.

This Saturday, let our Lenten fast be from resentments or bitterness.  Forgive others who have hurt your instead. Let go.

Forgiveness can free us to truly fly

Forgiveness can free us to truly fly

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

An excellent practice for Lent would be to gain perspective. As Henry David Thoreau said,

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

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A little moment of joy

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

Bloom with abandon!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

– Matthew 6:20-22

Where is your treasure? Where WAS your treasure?

Where is your treasure?
Where WAS your treasure?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

Truly, Earth is our family, and we need to help her to flourish as much as diligently as we prepare our children for the future.

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

– Native American Proverb

And our earth family awaits our reply

And our earth family awaits our reply

Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out. But when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.

– Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Rose window from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres

Rose window from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres