“May we love ever more.
May we motivate ourselves to committed love in Action.
May we motivate ourselves to live the life we wish to see in the world.
May we be the transformation we wish to see in the world.
From the inside out …
From the roots branching upwards …
From the heart
Through life’s trials and hardships
we can arise beautiful and free.”—
“He leaped up, stood, and walked around,
and went into the temple with them,
walking and jumping and praising God.
When all the people saw him walking and praising God,
they recognized him as the one
who used to sit begging at the Beautiful Gate of the temple,
and they were filled with amazement and astonishment
at what had happened to him.”—
Lectio, 11 April 2012 — Wednesday in the Octave of Easter
Since I was a kid, I’ve had a practice of trying to place myself into the Gospel stories for Holy Week, starting with the Passion Narrative on Palm Sunday and through to Mary finding Jesus in the Garden on Easter Sunday morning. I try to imagine myself as Peter denying Jesus, as Judas making…
“'It is not enough for you to do my bidding, to restore the tribes of Leah, Rachel, and Jacob and bring back the survivors of Israel;
I will make you the light of the nations, so that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.’”—