22 June 2021Just a thought
Where I am,
What I feel,
What I think,
So transparent is my unity with you
That my eye and your eye
Are one eye and one seeing
And one knowing and one loving.
In awe I confess:
That what I do,
Assist me this day to be worthy
- John McQuiston II in A Prayer Book for the 21st Century
21 June 2021Just a thought
Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
- 1 Chronicles 16:8-10; New International Version.
19 June 2021Just a thought
Sometimes God lets you hit rock bottom so that you realise that God is the rock at the bottom.
18 June 2021Just a thought
As you rise from sleep, make your purpose only this: 'I will go through this one day harmlessly. I will hurt no one in my thoughts or in my actions, including myself.
- Hugh Prather
17 June 2021Just a thought
God is not a person; God is a sacred personification of one or more deeply significant dimensions of reality. If we miss this we miss everything!
- Michael Dowd, American Progressive Christian minister, author, and eco-theologian.
16 June 2021Just a thought
Prayer for those who feel pulled in too many directions: May you stop and breathe, simply and steadily, trusting that the world’s spinning does not rely on you spinning, that there is a difference between what you feel must get done and what actually must get done, that there is a distinction between necessity and noise, may you
15 June 2021Just a thought
The eternal life I seek is not some after-time, some other place, but an awareness of eternity in this moment and this place.
- Scott Russell Sanders in Staying Put.
14 June 2021Just a thought
The Parable of the Growing Seed
Jesus also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.
Mark 4: 26 NRSV
12 June 2021Just a thought
Old and young, we are all on our last cruise.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
11 June 2021Just a thought
Charity does not require of us that we should not see the faults of others, but that we should avoid all needless and voluntary observance of them, and that we should not be blind to their good qualities when we are so sharp-sighted to their bad ones.
- Francois Fenelon
10 June 2021Just a thought
One knows God, not so much through reason, nor even through the heart, but through one’s feeling of complete dependence on Him, akin to the feeling experienced by an unweaned child in the arms of its mother. It does not know who holds it, warms it, feeds it; but it knows that there is this someone; and more than merely knows, — it loves that being.
- Leo Tolstoy