INKLING FOR Wisdom
Desert Father Abba Zeno has left us a legacy on how to experience union with God in the quiet silence of the desert. He recounts this story 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 two weeks remaining before Easter sanctify our union with God.
letting go of favored clothes
Hope strangers treasure them…as I have…
Art by Raoul Duffy
Write to tantalize
Shock with the splendor of art
Make someone wonder!
Art by Jane Small
Here is Kamal’s (Boundlessblessings.blog) I Am From Poem:
I am from Him
Who has created Me from Himself
and My Soul is One with Him
I AM THAT I AM
…I say, terrific!
I Am From
I am from the Potter’s craft
with the choice to become one in Him,
From clay He fashioned my bones and flesh
a wondering mind of desires, yet full of temptations to falter.
I am on this journey amazed by surprises and disappointments,
yet given all the love and forgiveness I need
to return to the Potter’s hands
that wash me clean for eternity.
I am writing in thanksgiving for my life!
I highly recommend you compose such a poem about yourself (just Google it). You will quickly discover so much about your essence, as I have in writing several versions to witness my transformation over time…Enjoy!
A vagabond stumbled along a monastery deeply nestled in the countryside. He knocked at the iron gate and was warmly greeted by the porter. Together they sat on a cold wooden bench overlooking the lake. While the monk pulled a small loaf of bread from his deep habit pocket to give to him, the stranger asked: “What do you monks do all day long?” The porter gently replied: “We miss the mark, we fall, get up and fail again and start all over tomorrow.” —said a monk friend of mine.
It seems we cannot know ourselves without first noticing our faults. Then begins the path of self-knowledge, inner freedom and learning to depend on the mercy of God.
May self knowledge be your constant companion in life.
“Sacrifice is the salt of the society.” –Mother Teresa
Photo by Carl Bovis
How gently it blows
Sweet pollen to hungry bees
Breath of God’s mercy