Justice and respect for all of God’s creation — people as well as animals, plants, planet earth, the universe ….
That each being has everything it needs to flourish.
That every race and every faith is honoured.
That our beautiful planet is given a chance to heal.
I am relatively fortunate, but I have been on my own for most of my life. I cannot say there are any basic needs I have not been anxious about at one time or another …
Perhaps in accepting rather than reacting to the hardship or loss, the door is open to gratefulness for the many other gifts that God pours out on me ceaselessly …
Beneath the longing and regret for what was not … there is a deeper longing.
I am an introvert who lived a life full of (worthwhile) activity. But, being too busy to face my inner regrets and longings does not allow for a deeper awareness, openness and healing …
I am home in isolation with some COVID-19 symptoms. Was too weak to go for testing …
Whether it was my intention or not, there are many regrets, inner wounds, dragons, demons, and longings that...
Whether it was my intention or not, there are many regrets, inner wounds, dragons, demons, and longings that I can not run from right now.
The tempest in a teapot in which I lived my day to day life in the past is slowly settling and I clearly see I am missing nothing. The door is open.
There is nothing missing, nothing to regret.
Many have beauty and dignity in their very being; their presence is a blessing. They accept, they endure, they are present.
Their very being is love.
They do not have to “do” anything.
May I age in the beautiful way that they have!
“Air above me,
Earth below me,
Water around me,
Fire within me,
Forest before me.”
Love would change the world …
From 1 Corinthians 13 (NRSVCE)
The Gift of Love
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends … And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of t...
Love never ends … And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
I think our current economic paradigm is largely greed based. Most want to pile up the good stuff as high as possible.
With gratitude, reverence for our beautiful creation and for each other, and common courtesy, our economic situation would become a blessing to all.
I think I might reflect some of what others have given me that has helped me heal.
Acceptance, warmth, appreciation, gentleness, understanding …
For the most part, I feel affirmed by nature … even next to the ocean. I can feel my littleness, but, I think of how amazing the One Who created it all is, and I feel lifted up and affirmed.
Depends on the intention! If the intention is for good, the words are healing and uplifting!
Who me? Can’t imagine! Such an introvert!
Recycle what I am able to. Take a bus rather than a car. Use less water (I tend to be generous in its use … )
I get all the visible and invisible help I need, I think! Thanks be to God!
I wish for peace. I wish that every human being had all the basic necessities of life — water, food, shelter clothing — and beyond that, opportunity to unfold and grow to be the person God created them to be. I wish that every human being was loved and able to love back, and felt part of loving community. I wish every human being fullness of life and length of days. I wish every human being good health. I wish that every human being discovered the One who created them in love.
For our planet, I wish for healing, and that homo sapiens might learn to care for their home with reverence, respect, wisdom and love.
Ah! I love all your responses … for me it is sitting in Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament … with friends around me …
Well, naturally we are connected. It is the emotional reactivity or the intellectual building of walls that disconnects us. Gratitude helps me to be in touch with the reality of our connectedness.
The inevitable paradoxes can only be embraced by my being still and going deeper within in prayer and in trust in the Lord, especially when those paradoxes require important decisions on my part.
Overthinking things! Anxiety. Being more concerned about myself than about the given moment …
May you heal promptly and well! You are courageous! <3
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