Monday, March 28, 2011

Enough Will Never Be Enough

"We thirst for something far greater than this world can satisfy. So we are always disappointed. Always. But disappointment is itself a gift. Disappointment drives our search for life. We go from one false promise to another, gobbling up things and people in great gulps only to find them go tasteless too soon. And that is the secret of contentment.

"It's when we discover that enough will never be enough that we can finally stop kicking and scratching our way through life, put it all down, and let God be the point of the compass for us. Then we are ready to link arms with the rest of the human race as partners in the great enterprise of life. Then we realize not only the insufficiency of the other on whom we have put the burden of our emotional satisfaction, but of ourselves as well. Because neither we nor they are God, we can finally be gentle with one another."

--Joan Chittister

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Seed of God

"The seed of God is in us. Given an intelligent farmer and a diligent fieldhand, it will thrive and grow up to God whose seed it is and, accordingly, its fruit will be God-nature. Pear seeds grow into pear trees; nut seeds into nut trees; and God-seed into God."
~ Meister Eckhart

"Only a mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of a wolf."
~ Aldo Leopold

"We listened for a voice crying in the wilderness. And we heard the jubilation of wolves!"
~ Durwood L. Allen

Sunday, March 6, 2011



by Carl Sandburg

Dragoons, I tell you the white hydrangeas

turn rust and go soon.

Already mid September a line of brown runs

over them.

One sunset after another tracks the faces, the


Waiting, they look over the fence for what

way they go.