Empower (next day repost)

God, Help us recognize our failings           and forgive us our faults. Give us the grace to resist           the influence of affluence. God, Bestow on us the blessing           of resting assured in the comfort           of your compassion. God, We treasure the opportunity           to serve wholly, and we look forward           toContinue reading “Empower (next day repost)”

Empower

God, Help us recognize our failings           and forgive us our faults. Give us the grace to resist           the influence of affluence. God, Bestow on us the blessing           of resting assured in the comfort           of your compassion. God, We treasure the opportunity           to serve wholly, and we look forward           toContinue reading “Empower”

Magis

Disciplined imagination reflects God’s reflection. When I was a child, reward and punishment was activity’s pivot. When caught breaking the rules, absolution was sought through atonement and reparation. As a reflecting adult, compassion and sacrifice mirrors Divine mercy. The Beatitudes rule, communion is achieved through submission and grace. Common good relies on justice and seeksContinue reading “Magis”

Goodness (next day repost)

My God, Why do good things             happen to bad people? The common good             protects and serves             but objectifies. My God, Why do bad things             happen to good people? The common good             provides law and order             but judges without compassion My God, How can I be indifferent             regardless ofContinue reading “Goodness (next day repost)”

Goodness

My God, Why do good things             happen to bad people? The common good             protects and serves             but objectifies. My God, Why do bad things             happen to good people? The common good             provides law and order             but judges without compassion My God, How can I be indifferent             regardless ofContinue reading “Goodness”

Unreasonable (next day repost)

The opposite of faith is reason. The opposite of belief is pride. Faith is not proof or fact. Belief is not rule or law, reason expands our understanding, for the social organization, providing story for history, and context for the common good. We believe in the “unseen”, sincere prayer and seeking, confides the Truth withContinue reading “Unreasonable (next day repost)”

A Mother’s Love (Psalm 61) – next day repost

Dear Mother, hear my cry;    listen to my prayer. I call to you,    my heart aches;    give me peace and equanimity. You are my safe harbor,    protect me and shield me. I long to rest assured in your presence    and relax in the harmony of creation. I will keep myContinue reading “A Mother’s Love (Psalm 61) – next day repost”

A Mother’s Love (Psalm 61)

Dear Mother, hear my cry;    listen to my prayer. I call to you,    my heart aches;    give me peace and equanimity. You are my safe harbor,    protect me and shield me. I long to rest assured in your presence    and relax in the harmony of creation. I will keep myContinue reading “A Mother’s Love (Psalm 61)”