10 FOR 2
Ten Inspirations for September-October, 2020:
Dear God, please reveal to us your sublime beauty that is everywhere, everywhere, everywhere, so that we will never again feel frightened.
from Dear God
It was easy to love God in all that was beautiful. The lessons in deeper knowledge, though, instructed me to embrace God in all things.
from God in All Things
Where there is patience and humility there is neither anger nor worry. from Admonitions, 27
The Lord revealed to me this salutation, that we should say: "The Lord give thee peace." from Testament of Holy Father Francis
...I am bound to serve all and administer the balm-bearing words of my Lord. from Letter to All the Faithful
I...offer you the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Word of the Father and the words of the Holy Ghost which are "spirit and life." from Letter to All the Faithful
O how holy and beloved, well pleasing and humble, peaceful and sweet and desirable above all to have such a brother who has laid down His life for His sheep. from Letter to All the Faithful
May you have the wisdom to enter generously into your own unease to discover the new direction your longing wants to take you. from For Longing
May the sense of something absent enlarge your life. ...May you succumb to the danger of growth. from A Blessing: Awakening in the World
John O'Donahue (1956-2008) was an Irish poet, author and priest. As an author, he is considered an important influence in shining new light on Celtic Christianity. The excerpts above are from poems published in a number of his books, including Anam Cara, To Bless the Space Between Us, Benedictus.