I’m back from vacation and hope that your enjoying your summer.
Here’s some wisdom I’ve come across.
John 6:24-35 (The Message)
So when the crowd realized he was gone and wasn’t coming back, they piled into the Tiberias boats and headed for Capernaum, looking for Jesus. When they found him back across the sea, they said, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” Jesus answered, “You’ve come looking for me not because you saw God in my actions but because I fed you, filled your stomachs – and for free. “Don’t waste your energy striving for perishable food like that. Work for the food that sticks with you, food that nourishes your lasting life, food the Son of Man provides. He and what he does are guaranteed by God the Father to last.” To that they said, “Well, what do we do then to get in on God’s works?” Jesus said, “Throw your lot in with the One that God has sent. That kind of a commitment gets you in on God’s works.”They waffled: “Why don’t you give us a clue about who you are, just a hint of what’s going on? When we see what’s up, we’ll commit ourselves. Show us what you can do. Moses fed our ancestors with bread in the desert. It says so in the Scriptures: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'” Jesus responded, “The real significance of that Scripture is not that Moses gave you bread from heaven but that my Father is right now offering you bread from heaven, the real bread. The Bread of God came down out of heaven and is giving life to the world.” They jumped at that: “Master, give us this bread, now and forever!” Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life. The person who aligns with me hungers no more and thirsts no more, ever.
Inca Bridge In Peru
Singing In The Night
I love to pray, to go deep down into the silence:
To strip myself of all pride, selfishness, and
coldness of heart;
To peel off thought after thought, passion after
passion, till I reach the genuine depths of all;
To remember how short a time ago I was nothing,
and in how short a time again I will not be here;
To dwell on all joys, all ecstasies, all tender
Relations that give my life zest and meaning;
To peek through a mystic window and look upon
the fabric of life – how still it breathes, how
solemn its march, how profound its perspective;
And to think how little I know, how very little,
Except the calm, calm of the silence, and the
Singing, singing in the night.
Prayer is the soul’s intimacy with God, the ultimate kiss.
Source: Singing in the Night: Collected Meditations, Vol. 5 edited by Mary Benard (Skinner House, 2004)