Reflection 12.2.18


Reflection 12.1.18


Reflection 11.30.18


We become whole by being all of ourselves, including the aspects of ourselves we like least as well as those of which we are able to approve. When we try to approve of ourselves (rather than to love ourselves) we tend to lose both our senses of humour and of wonder. Only if I retain the irradiating joy as I see the first trout lily in the spring, the first bright red of the partridge berries in the autumn, can I become a ‘grown-up.’

~Madeleine L’Engle, A Stone for a Pillow

Reflection 11.29.18


Reflection 11.28.18


What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery and without it all the rest are not only useless but disastrous.

~Thomas Merton, The Wisdom of the Desert

Reflection 11.27.18


Reflection 11.26.18


How do we learn to bless, rather than damn, those with whom we disagree, those whom we fear, those who are different? … All of Creation groans in travail. All will be redeemed in God’s fullness of time, all, not just the small portion of the population who have been given the grace to know and accept Christ. All the strayed and stolen sheep. All the little lost ones…. To look for hell, not heaven, is a kind of blasphemy, for we are called to live in hope.

~Madeleine L’Engle, A Stone for a Pillow