“MILK EVERY MOMENT”

Painting by Pierre Bonnard

WEDNESDAY’S BLESSING

“The best thing you could do for anyone that you love, is to be happy!”

“And the very worst thing that you could do for anyone that you love, is be unhappy, and then ask them to try to change it, when there is nothing that anybody else can do that will make you happy.”

“If it is your dominant intent to hold yourself in vibrational harmony with who you really are, you could never offer any action that would cause anybody else to be unhappy.”

–Abraham-Hicks

FINDING VIRTUOUS LOVE

WEDNESDAY’S BLESSING

Catherine of Siena ASKING GOD…?

Pray Tell – Where is Virtuous Love found?

God’s answer to Catherine of Siena is “in our neighbors.”

She agrees, “because I can’t show my Creator my love for Him directly, so I have to use my neighbors and do for them the service I cannot do for God.”

“Love your neighbor as yourself.”  What a powerful directive to inflame minds!

HAIKU

To love foes as friends

each as brother and sister

there, is virtuous love

Saint Catherine of Siena, pray for us

 

WHAT MAKES YOUR DAILY GOAL?

WEDNESDAY’S BLESSING HAIKU

“Three things in human life are important:  the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”

–Henry James

My new friend Michael at floweringpoverello has inspired this post when in recent writings he discusses “making faith his daily goal.”  That is mine as well.  Indeed, everyday should be a return to God with “a personalized rule of life” to follow.

HAIKU

A daily visit

to finding God everywhere

satisfies one’s hunger

The Discalced Carmelite rule of life that propels my daily faith combines the follow:

* Foster a daily praying presence where I am rooted,

* Live in joy and gratitude for God’s blessings,

* Extend kindness and mercy and

* be faithful to the Carmelite spirituality with everyone I encounter.

Do you have a special rule of life that embodies your life?  I would love to know about it.

PS:  Thank you Michael for your inspiration.  Folks, his blog is worth your glance.