April 29th, 2013

Today From Bardcat - Blessed Be

The torrential rain and plummeting hail yesterday providing a just what the doctor ordered opportunity to reflect on several writings from different sources~

Dorothy Day says, “And though I became oppressed with the problem of poverty and injustice, though I groaned at the hideous sordidness of man's lot, though there were years when I clung to the philosophy of economic determinism as an explanation of man's fate, still there were moments when in the midst of misery and class strife, life was shot through with glory."

Blessed be life shot through with glory.

Martin Luther King says “And then ol’ Bull would say as we kept on moving, ‘Turn on the fire hoses,’ and they did turn ‘em on. But what they didn’t know was that we had a fire that no water could put out.”

Blessed be the fire that no water can put out.

Leonard Cohen says, “You have to sit in the very bonfire of distress and you sit there till you’re burned away and it’s ashes and it’s gone.”

Blessed be those moments when we do not run away but honestly face distress.

Richard Lischer authored:“We don’t know what a dog-eared Kindle looks like – at least, not yet. But if they can figure out how to make it bend and crack without losing its capacity to touch the human heart, it may one day be as good as a book.”

Blessed be the bend and crack of a good book, touching the heart and mind.

Anais Nin, “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

Blessed be the spring and the authenticity of living an open life with open, lifted hands.

Traveling on Grace Street... - Blessed Be