Gathering Hope

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“Steady yourself and see that it is your own thinking that darkens your world.” – John O’Donohue

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Early Birds

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“It is necessary for me to see the first point of light which begins to be dawn. It is necessary to be present alone at the resurrection of the Day, in the solemn silence at which the sun appears, for at this moment all the affairs of cities, of governments, of war departments, are seen to be the bickerings of mice.” – Thomas Merton

You Go First… Okay, Follow Me.

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“Seeing this beautiful thing which people do not usually see, looking into this world of birds, which is not concerned with us or with our problems. I felt very close to God or felt religious awe anyway. Watching those birds was a food for meditation or a mystical reading. Perhaps better.” – Thomas Merton.