Tag: wisdom

Wisdom from Proverbs

The grateful heart sits at a continuous feast – Proverbs 15:15

Wisdom from Willie Nelson

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. – Willie Nelson

Miracles According to Einstein

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. -Albert Einstein

Some Wisdom from Teresa of Avila

When we were in our chapel at morning prayer, I noted how the reading in our breviary (Thursday, Week III) complemented the Gospel reading for the day in which we are admonished to give, forgive, and to not judge. Let us look at our… Continue Reading “Some Wisdom from Teresa of Avila”

Let Us Open our Eyes

One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, “What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?” – Rachel Carson

The Wisdom of Pooh

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. – A.A. Milne (via Eeyore) One of our sisters considers pampas grass to be a nuisance, and rather large weeds. I’ve always found it pretty to look at. It’s that way sometimes, weeds .… Continue Reading “The Wisdom of Pooh”

Wisdom from Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Fulfilled life is possible in spite of unfulfilled wishes. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer So let us live our lives to the full!

A Thought on the Necessity of Beauty from John Muir

Jesus told us that we cannot live on bread alone. John Muir may not have been thinking about Jesus’ words when he wrote the following, but he certainly had the wisdom of the Spirit of Creation when he wrote: Everyone needs beauty as well… Continue Reading “A Thought on the Necessity of Beauty from John Muir”

Let Us Be Simple, and Turn into the House of Wisdom

We are encouraged in Sunday’s First Reading from the Book of Proverbs (Pr. 9:1-6) to seek wisdom. Wisdom has built her house, she has set up her seven columns; she has dressed her meat, mixed her wine, yes, she has spread her table. She… Continue Reading “Let Us Be Simple, and Turn into the House of Wisdom”

Our Small Amount of Knowledge

A Dominican mystic that Sister Patricia Bruno quotes in Stories Seldom Heard is Meister Eckhart. And it would be worthwhile to read her brief telling of the challenges he received from the Church in his day in her reflection. One last thought: I said… Continue Reading “Our Small Amount of Knowledge”