Wednesday, April 12, 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 here last Saturday, April 8, 2017,

                                                               WHOLE IN ONE.

                                            It would be helpful to read that piece first.

                                  Just scroll down past the postings of the past two days.


                                                                    John Frank


      "Is there anything I can do to make myself enlightened?"

                                               "As little as you can do to make the sun rise in the morning."

       "Then of what use are the spiritual exercises you prescribe?"

                                                "To make sure you are not asleep when the sun begins to rise."

                                                                                                         Zen Master to his disciple



                                                  Love flows from God to man,

                                                               Like a bird

                                                         Who rivers the air

                                                   Without moving her wings.

                                                Thus we move in God's world,

                                                       One in body and soul,

                                             Though outwardly separate in form.

                                                As the Source strikes the note,

                                                          Humanity sings -

                                               The Holy Spirit is our harpist,

                                                           And all strings

                                                 Which are touched in Love

                                                           Must sound.

                                                                                        Mechtild of Magdeburg

                                                                                             ( 1207 - 1282 )


                                                                 Seek first
                                                      the kingdom of heaven,
                                                               and all else
                                                      shall be added unto you.

                                                                                    (  Matthew 6:33 )


                                                      The world is too much with us;
                                                                   late and soon
                                                            Getting and spending,
                                                         we lay waste  our powers:
                                                           Little we see in Nature
                                                                   that is ours.

                                                                                        William Wordsworth


                                               A human being has so many skins inside,
                                               covering the depths of the heart.
                                               We know so many things,
                                               but we don't know ourselves!
                                               Why, thirty or forty skins or hides,
                                               as  thick and hard as an ox's or a bear's,
                                               cover the soul.
                                               Go into your own ground
                                               and learn to know yourself there.

                                                                                        Meister Eckhart



                                        The pure, loving gaze that finds God everywhere.

                                                                                            Brother Lawrence  


                                                                WITH PASSION 

                                                                With passion pray,
                                                                With passion work.    
                                                                With passion make love.
                                                                With passion eat and drink
                                                                and dance and play.
                                                                Why look like a dead fish
                                                                in the ocean of God?