“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.
What a good question! I love to jam pack full certain areas of my life and neglect other, less interesting, but also important areas of my life.
In other words there is grasping on the one hand and neglect on the other.
Perhaps if I let go of some of my clinging to the good, it would help me open more to the pure gift of that good, find greater balance, and attend better to the mundane things I tend to ignore … but which, in fact are also pure gift …
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 …
Ah! I can receive the gift of my life on this new day with gratitude! I can rejoice in the Lord always …
Philippians 4: 4-9
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ J...
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
Daily Question, November 30
How have challenges taught me to stand in new ways?
I stand in new ways in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges because I surrender myself and those challenges into the hands of the One who created me in love. In other words I accept those challenges, rather than balking and fighting every inch of the way …
Yes, I stand tall and free in spite of what seems to be impossible because I am no longer the centre of the universe. God is.<...
Yes, I stand tall and free in spite of what seems to be impossible because I am no longer the centre of the universe. God is.
All belong, all love and are loved, everyone has all that they have need of, our waters are clean, our air no longer polluted. All live deeply the richness of life in all its fullness, and death? Where is your sting! You are no more! In short, heaven on earth!
The miracle of my life. Stars shining at night. Adoration. A walk in woods, or a lovely garden. The friends who love me. Sunrise. Remembering how blessed I am. Scripture. The ocean. Mountains. The gift of each new day …
May tender, healing Love enfold you and embrace you.
May you be well … may all manner of things be well. ( A modification of a quote: “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”
― Julian of Norwich )
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