Friday, April 14, 2017


                                                              Welcome !

                                                         This whole week,

                                                            HOLY WEEK,

                                      daily postings are offered here for reflection

                                                    as we focus on our theme,

                                               HOLINESS IS WHOLENESS.

            These reflections are a follow up to the blog posted here last Saturday, April 8, 2017,

                                                        WHOLE IN ONE.

                                      It would be helpful to read that piece first.

                      Just scroll down past the postings for Monday through Thursday.


                                                             John Frank


                                           A man who was completely innocent,

                                          offered himself as a sacrifice of others,

                                                      including his enemies,

                                           and became the ransom of the world.

                                                        It was a perfect act.

                                                                                                        Mahatma Gandi


                                                 Unless the grain of wheat

                                                 falls to the earth and dies,

                                                 it remains just a grain of wheat.

                                                 But if it dies,

                                                 it produces much fruit.

                                                                                                        ( John 12; )


                                                The ones who counts are those who -

                                                though they  may be of little renown -

                                               respond to and are responsible for

                                               the continuation of the living spirit,

                                               each in the active stillness

                                               of his sphere of work.

                                                                                                   Martin Buber


                                          These pains you feel are messengers.

                                                            Listen to them. 



                                                   When I let go of what I am,

                                                    I become what I might be.

                                                                                                    Lao Tze


                                                    Faith means being grasped

                                                    by a power that is greater than we are,

                                                    a power that shakes us and turns us,

                                                    and transforms us and heals us.

                                                    Surrender to this power is faith.

                                                                                                       Paul Tillich


                                                                  ELOI, ELOI  

                                                             MY GOD, MY GOD

                                             There, where was the frame of an infant,

                                             the limbs of a lad, the mature mind of a man.

                                             There, from cradle to tomb, dwelt God.

                                              There, on human lips, from a human heart,

                                              spoke the Word of God.

                                              There, beyond the compass of a created soul,

                                              the uncreated Spirit of God.

                                             And there he hung, scorned and dying,

                                             on the abominable cross where we set him.

                                             Yet there, and thence forever, he proclaims

                                             the irrefutable, irresistible Gospel of God,

                                             calling mankind, calling me:

                                             - summoning us to undying victory

                                             along roads where no trumpets sound,

                                             nor temporal profits count,

                                             but faith only, and faithfulness unto death;

                                             Eloi, Eloi.

                                             O my Lord, lead me safe through all the tests,

                                             the darknesses, the pains.

                                             Help me hold fast the beginnings of my confidence

                                             firm unto the end.

                                             Eloi, Eloi, stretch forth thy wounded hands

                                             to succor mine.

                                             Never wilt though forsake me,

                                             never let me forsake thee,

                                             my living, only God.

                                                                                  Palm Sunday Eucharist 2017
                                                                                  St. Peter's Church
                                                                                  Morristown, New Jersey


                                                       My life is not about me;

                                                       it is about God,

                                                       and God is about Love.

                                                                                                Richard Rohr                  
                                                                                                Daily Email
                                                                                                December 2,2016
                                                                                                Center for Action and Contemplation