Complications challenge certainty.
Diana Butler Bass
|A Cottage by the Sea||
[Simple living] is about a freedom to choose space rather than clutter, to choose open and generous living rather than a secure and sheltered way.
Sister José Hobday (1929–2009)
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go out and do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
We do not obtain the most precious gifts by going in search of them but by waiting for them.
What is being asked of us in this moment is patient attention; a willingness to slow down, listen, and look; a willingness to let go of our expectations, to accept the possibility that our efforts may not bear any fruit—or at least not in the way we have been hoping that they will.
Clutter is a universal sign of stress; it’s a trigger. It means we don’t know what to do with our stuff.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, button live by them,
John F. Kennedy
To be clear, it is inconceivable that a true Christian would be racist, anti-Semitic, xenophobic, homophobic, or bigoted toward any group or individual, especially toward the poor and vulnerable, which seems to be an acceptable American prejudice. To end the cycle of violence, our actions must flow from our authentic identity as Love.