Tag: zion

A Wisdom that Cries

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. – Kahil Gibran  

The Source of Happiness

Happiness is not what makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy – David Steindl-Rast (from http://www.gratefulness.org)

The Reluctant Prophet also Gives a Promise of Hope

It may have seemed to his listeners that Jeremiah, whom they called “Terror-All-Around”, had nothing to offer but bad news. But in today’s reading from the 31st chapter of the Book of Jeremiah we read: Hear the word of the Lord, O nations, proclaim… Continue Reading “The Reluctant Prophet also Gives a Promise of Hope”

Our God is with Us

From today’s Responsorial Psalm 46: There is a stream whose runlets gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High. God is in its midst; it shall not be disturbed; God will help it at the break of dawn. The City… Continue Reading “Our God is with Us”

Monks . . . Walking through Zion

Two summers ago when Sister Patty and I drove through Utah, we stopped at Zion National Park The beauty was breathtaking! Words from Psalm 47 kept coming back to me, ” Walk through Zion, walk all around it . . .” And then I… Continue Reading “Monks . . . Walking through Zion”

Can We Discern the Artisan from the Beauty that Surrounds Us?

More from today’s selection from the Book of Wisdom All ¬†were by nature foolish who were in ignorance of God, and who from the good things seen did not succeed in knowing God who is, and from studying the works did not discern the… Continue Reading “Can We Discern the Artisan from the Beauty that Surrounds Us?”