A COZY NOOK

WEDNESDAY’S BLESSING

Do you have a cozy nook to rest in?

A place to embrace the winds of adventure

Do you see stunning nature to help you endure your difficulties?

Is your family at peace?

Is your life becoming a living prayer?

Do you know you can become an angel of happiness?

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“Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his presence continually.”  –Psalm 105:4

IN DUE TIME

Watercolor Painting by Linda Mullen

WEDNESDAY’S BLESSING

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves — like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue.”

“Do not seek the answers which cannot be given you — because you would not be able to live them.”

“And the point is — to live everything.”

— a letter to a friend by poet Rainer Maria Rilke

…a quote close to my heartbeat…

SOUL MAKER

WEDNESDAY’S BLESSING

Who is the lover of your soul?

O, let it not be this crumbling world

Let it not be your past that cannot be changed.

Rather, share your humanity that is made in God’s likeness,

Rather, accept everyone where they are at now with love and charity

then

Who you are is what God intended you to be.

Who is the lover of your soul?

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“When we forgive, we resemble God most.”

–Susan Tassone

CIRCLE OF GOODWILL

The Trinity Dome Mosaics (2017)

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.

WEDNESDAY’S BLESSING

This breathtaking art narthex contains 14 million pieces of Venetian glass from Spilimbergo, Italy, with over 1,000 different colors.   Contained in this sacred space is the expression of God’s mystery in the Holy Trinity, the four Gospels, the Communion of Saints and the Blessed Mother of God.  I hope to see this mosaic in “Mary’s House” for myself soon.

In words of Saint Paul, “We are called for freedom.  For freedom Christ sets us free.”

O, my Lord, I love you because your love sets me free.

SPONTANEITY

Beautiful Brook by Jeanette Skeem

WEDNESDAY’S BLESSING

The gift of spontaneity – Saint Teresa of Avila speaks of this ability to attain good fruit by exercising cordiality.  In becoming cordial is finding ways to attract others to be hospitable in all circumstances.  We can become like a ripe olive tree that produces good fruit by bearing peace and joy.

“The soul is like a lord in his castle, and so it doesn’t lose its peace.”  – Teresa of Avila

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HAIKU

Made to be fruitful

likened to an olive tree

rich food for others