Tuesday, April 11, 2017


                                                                  Welcome !

                                                              This whole week,

                                                              HOLY WEEK, 

                                          daily postings are offered here for reflection

                                                        as we focus on our theme

                                                    HOLINESS IS WHOLENESS.
                   They 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 yesterday's reflections.


                                                               John Frank


                       Passover has a message for the conscience and heart of mankind.

                                              For what does it commemorate?

                            It commemorates the deliverance of a people from slavery,

                                              from most foul and cruel tyranny.

                        And so it is Israel's - nay, God's protest against unrighteousness,

                                              whether individual or national.

                                                                                  Morris Joseph


                                                     A religious man is a person

                                                       who holds God and man

                                                      in one thought at one time,

                                                                at all times,

                                                 who suffers harm done to others,

                                             whose greatest passion is compassion,

                                                   whose greatest strength is love

                                                      and defiance of despair.

                                                                              Abraham Joshua Heschel


                                                  Sin is what obscures the soul.

                                                                                     Andre Gide


                       Most people live, whether physically, intellectually, or morally,

                                in a very restricted circle of their potential being.

                They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness,

                                     and of their soul's resources in general,

                         much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism,

                       gets into the habit of using and moving only his little finger.

                                                                                      William James


                             Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.


                                                                                        ( Luke 6:31 )


                            I am in love with every church and mosque and temple

                                                  and any kind of shrine

                                      because I know it is there that people say

                                          the different names of the One God.




        We fulfill our role as partners in the cosmos when our pulse quickens in sheer enjoyment

        of its rhythmic motion, and  catching the infection of its creativity, we ourselves,

        cultivating interior resources of mind and imagination, become makers.

                                                                                                         Alan P. Tory