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The Future We Are Creating

The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination. – John Schaar

Wednesday of Hope – Crumple Up Your Faith

Faith is crumpling and throwing away everything, proposition by proposition, until nothing is left, and then writing a new proposition, your very own, to throw in the teeth of despair. – Mary Jean Irion, Yes, World: A Mosaic of Meditation

Secrets at Dawn

The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. –  Jalaluddin Rumi

Wednesday of Hope – Inevitability of Dreams

At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable. – Christopher Reeve

Wednesday of Hope – Tipping the Scales

In a world of injustice, God once and for all tips the scales in the favor of hope. – Max Lucado

We in the Mountains/The Mountains in Us

We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us. – John Muir

Presence

Presence by Stephen Leake Across the dark, a robin learns the Winter. A candle dissolves; frank and sensuous Against the extending light. The streets remain illegible with snow. I travel through you; uncurling Where weather decorates the night And naves of Christmas pines Grasp… Continue Reading “Presence”

The Observer

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Rainier Maria Rilke. The Observer I can tell a storm by the way the trees are whipping, compared to when quiet, against my trembling windows, and I hear from afar things whispering I couldn’t bear… Continue Reading “The Observer”

On the Sixth Day of Christmas

The birth of Jesus made possible not just a new way of understanding life but a new way of living it. – Frederick Buechner