Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Within us is the soul of the whole,
the wise silence,
the universal beauty,
the eternal One.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
This world is too beautiful to be true,
and too beautiful not to be true.
Roo Borson, Kim Maltman & Andy Patton, Pain Not Bread
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
I am responsible for the Other without waiting for reciprocity, were I to die for it. Reciprocity is his affair. It is precisely insofar as the relation between the Other and me is not reciprocal that I am subjection to the Other; and I am "subject" essentially in this sense. It is I who support all... The I always has one responsibility more than all the others.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Peace involves a profound crisis of identity. The boundaries of self and other, friend and foe, must be redrawn. … If faith is enlisted in the cause of war, there must be an equal and opposite counter-voice in the name of peace. If religion is not part of solution, it will certainly be part of the problem.
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
This we know:
& to learn
Alice Walker, The Taste of Grudge, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Love all God’s creation, the whole of it and every grain of sand. Love every leaf, every ray of God’s light! Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. And once you have perceived it, you will begin to comprehend it ceaselessly, more and more every day. And you will at least come to love the whole world with an abiding, universal love.
Fyodor Mikhail Dostoevsky
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
When you are touched,
May it be the gentleness
Your lover’s hands sending
Each caress deep into your skin
Like a discovering glance.
John O’Donohue, For Eros
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Individuals are expressions of all those who have influenced their lives.
Michael Schut, Simpler Living, Compassionate Life: A Christian Perspective
Saturday, February 12, 2011
I have immortal longings in me.
Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra
Friday, February 11, 2011
Breakage, whatever its cause, is the dark complement to the act of making; the one implies the other. The thing that is broken has particular authority over the act of change.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
If they answer not thy call, walk alone;
If they are afraid and cower mutely facing the wall,
O thou of evil luck,
Open thy mind and speak out alone.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Most people don’t look . . .
The gaze that pierces – few have it –
What does the gaze pierce?
The question mark.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Like the bee gathering honey from the different flowers, the wise person accepts the essence of the different scriptures and sees only the good in all religions.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
It is not what God does for us, but what we do for God, that changes us.
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Covenant & Conversation
Friday, February 4, 2011
How one walks through the world, the endless small adjustments of balance, is affected by the shifting weights of beautiful things.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
Bishop Desmond Tutu