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Too Late for Miracles, a poem

Too Late for Miracles, a poem

poem, Poetry
January 1, 2018, 6:12 a.m. The bad news. Predictable. Never-ending. The good news buried under sensation .....,,,,,,,and, ,,,,,,they mentioned that man again. .....Sigh! Too late for miracles. [Did someone prescient write that between the two world wars?] Yet the new year burst into bloom, full of mettle and vision and a singular aspiration ... - be the peace - be the peace - be the peace “Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.” Thomas à Kempis,The Imitation of Christ © 2018, poem and photograph, Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day and The BeZine)
The spiritual life is one of constant choices …

The spiritual life is one of constant choices …

Spirituality
"The spiritual life is one of constant choices. One of the most important choices is the choice of people with whom we develop close intimate relationships. We have only a limited amount of time in our lives. With whom do we spend it and how?... "As people who trust in God's love, we must have the courage and the confidence to say to someone through whom God's love becomes visible to us: 'I would like to get to know you, I would like to spend time with you, I would like to develop a friendship with you. What about you?' "There will be no's, there will be pain of rejection. But when we determine to avoid all no's and all 'rejections, we will never create the mileau where we can grow stronger and deepen in love. God became human for us to make divine love tangible. That is ...

Looking Forward – Looking Back – Prayerful Tuesday

Abundance, Blessings, Change, Christ Child, community, Creation, Creator, curiosity, disabled, doubt, faithfulness, Fear, forgiveness, Friendship, gift, Grace, Gratitude, Grief, heart, Hebrew Scripture, Holy Mystery, Home, homeless, Hope, hunger, Ideology, Incarceration, inner peace, Joy, justice, listen, Love, mercy, Micah, peace, prayer, Quote, remembrance, Renewal, Scripture, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Uncategorized, violence, world
Micah 6: 8 He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Well the New Year is almost upon us and t has been an eventful, bust mostly violent, one.  In 2014 it seems we have had more violence than peace, despite the efforts of many.  We have seen hate take over our streets and increase in our government.  Peace on Earth just doesn’t seem to be in our hearts for this baby New Year. This last year we have seen too many senseless deaths, demonstrations, hateful rhetoric, and downright meanness.  There has been little peace in our world of late.  But this small online community has been a refuge for some. We have offered moments of personal stillness in the rush of our daily lives.  Yet...