Friday, August 7, 2015



  1. Cardinal Danielou's hope is like a cosmic wave driving creation--I like how he uses "bears on", as if it were the great push. I can feel that push from his words. That is surely different from the hope that flutters in my mind and heart about what I want, and then it makes sense to understand that I need to be immersed in that wave and let it carry me. Thanks, Beth, for this selection.

    1. Thanks for you comment, James. The quote is from a photo I took of the graphic at the Abby of Gethsemani a couple of years ago. It lifts me out of my own little agenda.

      And thank you also for the beautiful card that you sent to me. It helps to know that I have a kindred spirit out there. I'm doing ok, still rather caught in a "pain loop" but I think I'm recovering.


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