We should seek not so much to pray
but to become prayer.
Francis of Assisi
As we move through this week carrying shock from the weekend events in Las Vegas, many questions are asked – how do we share this deep grief of the loss and pain suffered, why would this happen, what can we do to make certain this does not happen again?
How do we pray? What can we do? Change – takes time and great patience. Each small step builds toward making a larger impact.
St. Francis offers some insight. May our prayer be woven within our actions. May our actions be led by prayer.
“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.”
Mindfulness Training- Twitter
A Friday door.
I hope you find a gateway leading to a place where you can rest and refresh.
Door of the day… (Pinterest)
Kindness does wonderful things to a face.
To exercise kindness in this time and place is so important. Don’t hesitate. If we reach out with good intentions and compassion seeds are planted. Seeds necessary for survival.
And silence, like darkness,
can be kind; it, too, is a language.
Hanif Kureishi, Intimacy (Scribner, 1999)
“There’s something about the night,” Mr. Keenan said, reflecting on his boss’s use of the time.
“It’s smaller. It lets you think.”
quote – Obama After Dark (New York Times, July 2 2016). Found in The Vale of Soul-Making
image – Pinterest
Peacemaking doesn’t mean passivity. It is the act of interrupting injustice without mirroring injustice, the act of disarming evil without destroying the evildoer, the act of finding a third way that is neither fight nor flight but the careful, arduous pursuit of reconciliation and justice. It is about a revolution of love that is big enough to set both the oppressed and oppressors free.
Quote- Shane Claiborne
Linda Iribarren Facebook page
Holy Week is filled with stories. How easy it can be to think these are stories from long ago.
The olive tree, the olive branch… symbols of peace – then and now.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, pray for the peace of Syria… pray for peace.
Door of the day… (Old City, Jerusalem Olive Tree, Pinterest)