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Wednesday of Hope – Our Greatest Hope

Then I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness.
– Ecclesiastes 2:13

Christmas is the Feast of Christ Our Light coming into the world. During this season, we often refer to Jesus as Emmanuel, which means God With Us. In this our Hope rests.

Wisdom of Imagination and Art

What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience?
– Rollo May, The Courage to Create

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Wisdom of Perspective

Whenever feeling downcast, each person should vitally remember, “For my sake, the entire world was created.
-Baal Shem Tov

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Wisdom of the Long View

If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work but rather, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Wisdom from the Poet

Singing streams

Singing streams

The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. 

– Wendell Berry

Wisdom from the Meister

Soaring osprey

Soaring osprey

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

– Meister Eckhart

The Mark of Wisdom

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The uncommon beauty of the common red-winged blackbird

The uncommon beauty of the common red-winged blackbird