What we reflected on the week ending August 12, 2022

#Light

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while or the light won’t get in.   Isaac Asimov

But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!  Matthew 6:23-24. 

To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.  To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight, and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings, and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.   Wendell Berry

So let the darkness shape you, let it reform you, let it cradle you and birth you into a new life; a new way of being.  Let the spark flame again, in the darkness is where you will find it.    LJ Vanier – Ether: Into the Nemesis 

#Kindness

The kinder and the more thoughtful a person is, the more kindness he can find in other people.  Leo Tolstoy

Truth without kindness is cruelty.  Kindness without truth is pandering.

And now these three remain.  Faith, hope and love.  And the greatest of these is love.   Corinthians 13:13

It was humbling to watch a small bird work, singing as it went, leaving what it couldn’t use as it found it. If we could only treat each other with such simple kindness. Mark Nepo – Twig and Nest

It is a service to other human beings to look at them, confused and self-concerned as they may be, with the eyes of love and to resist for as long as possible letting the cataract of judgment occlude our view.  Maria Popova – Marginalian website

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.  2 Corinthians 12

My still center, my True Self, does not need to oppose, differentiate, or compare itself. It just is and is content. Richard Rohr – Everything Belongs

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