Saturday, July 14, 2012


we're told, is not unlike this,
the banquet celestial,
eternal convivium...
Yes! Around your table we
knew the Holy Spirit, come to bless
the food, the host, the hour, the willing guest."
--Madeleine L'Engle

Blessing of Hospitality

As the fire under the stone floor of my dwelling place burns brightly to warm my house
So may the love of God warm my heart and the hearts of those who step over my threshold.
--Formosan prayer

Every Tree Speaks

"Mighty One, in the woods I am blessed. Happy is everyone in the woods. Every tree speaks through You. O God! What glory in the woodland!"
--Ludwig van Beethoven

Where to Pray

"As often as you can, take a trip out to the fields to pray. All the grasses will join you. They will enter your prayers and give you strength to sing praises to God."
--Rabbi Nachman of Breslov