Archives for 2008

St. Theresa’s Prayer

May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.

God?

If you have understood, what you have understood is not God.

~ St. Augustine

Questions = Seeds

A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.

~ John Ciardi

Fully Alive!

To live fully, outwardly and inwardly, not to ignore reality for the sake of the inner life, or the reverse – that’s quite a task!

~ Etty Hillesum

LITANY FOR THE SILENCE

When the world tells us
we are what we do with our activity, acumen, or achievement
let us learn
WE ARE WHAT WE DO WITH OUR SILENCE.

When the world tells us
we are what we do with our spending power, selling power, or our
power of speech,
let us learn
WE ARE WHAT WE DO WITH OUR SILENCE.

When the world tells us
to drown the silent sufferings of others with indifference or noise
or to forget the art of stillness even in the storm,
let us learn
WE ARE WHAT WE DO WITH OUR SILENCE.

When the world tells us
to rush in where angels fear to tread,
let us learn that angels listen first
before they take a step
FOR THE VOICE OF GOD IN THE SILENCE…

    (from the Iona Community) 

Music

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

~ Berthold Auerbach

Prayer: Perspective

The power of prayer is the constant renewal of perspective. Prayer opens our eyes. It extends our horizons. It sheds light into the darkness of our fears and our sorrows, our hopes and joys, our shame and our pride. It gives us new ways of seeing life and relationships, of understanding work and the cost of growing.

~ Rev. Margaret Gunness