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Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace they may be in silence.  As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.  Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.  If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.  Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble.  It is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.  Exercise caution in your business affairs for the world is full of trickery.  But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.  Especially, do not feign affection.  Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.  Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.  But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.  Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.  Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.  And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.  Be cheerful.  Strive to be happy.

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann, Copyright 1952


…Although a lengthy poem, Desiderata resonates eternal truth for everyone…

…do you agree..?







The Desert Fathers have left us a legacy of how to experience union with God in the quiet silence of the desert.  This short story by Abba Zeno encapsulates wisdom for the soul.

“If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies.  Through this action God will hear everything that he asks.”


…may these remaining weeks of Lent sanctify our union with God…


Painting by Randomfigment

Inkling for lent

“When God comes, he always calls us out of the house.

We are visited so that we can visit others;

We are encountered so as to encounter others;

We receive love in order to give love.”

Pope Francis


…just 3 more weeks before Holy Week…we can make it…!