Sunday, October 22, 2017

Spirituality Quote of the Week

Every now and then God lifts a corner of the veil and enters into our awareness through various channels, as if to say, "Here I am. Where are you? Come and join me."

-- Thomas Keating

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Spirituality Quote of the Week

Sometimes I think there are TWO Orthodoxies (as, perhaps, there are two Christianities) -- the mystical faith of those who glimpse how little we know (and are drawn and driven by love), and the cranky faith of those who appear to know everything already (and wish the rest of us would either agree with them or disappear).

-- Scott Cairns

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Spirituality Quote of the Week

For years, the church kept me safe inside a building. All the while, the Spirit was out here on the streets.

-- Diana Butler Bass

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Spirituality Quote of the Week

When a person responds to the joys and sorrows of others as if they were his own, he has attained the highest state of spiritual union.

-- The Bhagavad Gita

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Spirituality Quote of the Week

The purpose of meditation practice is not enlightenment; it is to pay attention even at unextraordinary times, to be of the present, nothing-but-the-present, to bear this mindfulness of NOW into each event of ordinary life.

-- Peter Matthiessen

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Spirituality Quote of the Week

We were united by the love and compassion that brought us together, a community without the usual separations, all present in spiritual response to tragedy. It was an experience of heaven on earth. We were in a state of Grace.

-- Sandra Lynn Price
Hurricane Katrina survivor

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Spirituality Quote of the Week

Do you want to live in a place where there is no suffering? If you live in such a place, you will not be able to know what is love. Love is born from suffering.

-- Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Spirituality Quote of the Week

If you set the message of a gospel of love against a society enmeshed in hatreds and bigotries and engulfed in greed, you have a real but no necessarily a futile conflict on your hands. There is enough natural grace in the human heart to respond to the challenge of the real message in the gospel -- and enough original sin in human nature to create opposition to it.

-- Reinhold Niebuhr

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Spirituality Quote of the Week

Hate is rooted in fear, and the only cure for fear-hate is love.

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Spirituality Quote of the Week

There are born-again Buddhists, Christians, and Sufis. There are missionaries of every faith who insist that they have found the only true vehicle to God, to awakening, to love. Yet it is crucial to understand that there are many ways up the mountain -- that there is never just one true way.

-- Jack Kornfield