Monday, April 10, 2017



                                                          This whole week,

                                                            HOLY WEEK,

                                           daily postings are offered for reflection

                                                   as we focus on our theme of

                                               " HOLINESS IS WHOLENESS."

                       They are a follow up to the blog posted last Saturday, April 8, 2017.

                                                 It would be helpful to read the blog first.

                                                          Just scroll down.


                                                             John Frank



                                               HOLINESS IS WHOLENESS

                                                    Vessel of Wholeness



                                                            held together

                                                                           in wholeness


                                        by the air of the Spirit

                                        the putty of trust
                                        the glue of friendship

                                        the cement of Scripture.

                                        Serving a purpose

                                        Beautifying the world


                                                to the power,


                                                                    and possibilities

                                         of limitations embraced.

                                                                              Imelda Cooper


 Passover begins today.

 Passover commemorates the emancipation of the Isrealites

 from slavery in ancient Egypt

 as recalled in the Book of Exodus.

 We seek emancipation from that which enslaves us,

 personally and societally.


                         The Exodus from Egypt occurs in every human being,

                                          in every era,

                                                       in every year,

                                                                         and in every day.

                                                                                      Rabbi Nachmam of Breslov


  Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement...

  get up in the morning and look at the world

  in a way that takes nothing for granted.
  Everything is phenomenal;

  everything is incredible;

  never treat life casually.

  To be spiritual is to be amazed.

                                           Abraham Joshua Heschel


                                     Do not judge, and you will not be judged;

                                    do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.

                                    Forgive,  and you will be forgiven;

                                    give, and it will be given yo you.

                                    A good measure, pressed down, shaken together,

                                    running over, will be put in your lap;

                                    for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.


                                                                                                  ( Luke 6: 37-38 )


                                Everyone of us is showed by an illusory person: a false self.

                                This is the man I want to be but who cannot exist,

                                because God does not know anything about him.

                                And to be unknown of God is all together too much privacy.

                                                                                                      Thomas Merton

                                                                                            ( New Seeds of Contemplation )