There are secret sources of courage inside of every human heart; yet courage needs to be awakened in us. The encounter with the Beautiful can bring such awakening. Courage is a spark that can become the flame of hope, lighting new and exciting pathways in what seemed to be dead, dark landscapes. John O’Donohue, Beauty: … [Read more…]
The gospel takes away our right forever, to discriminate between the deserving and the undeserving poor. Dorothy Day Pondering We all have made evaluations and judgments about people and experiences in our lives. Who or what needs a second gaze, a re-evaluation? What would be a compassionate response to these concerns?
The shadow carries the trans-formative potential of our own wholeness. As we embrace our worldly shadow we embrace the paradox that we are both human and divine. This is expressed in the Sufi saying, “He who realized his humanness has realized his divinity.” But what is important to realize is that accepting the shadow does … [Read more…]
Beginnings often frighten us because they seem to be like lonely voyages into the unknown. yet, in truth, no beginning is empty or isolated. Wee seem to think that beginning is setting forth from a lonely point along some line of direction into the unknown. This is not the case. Shelter and energy come alive … [Read more…]