Meditations

The Gift is in the Waiting

The spiritual lesson of Advent is waiting.   “The season of Advent usually begins with an eschatological text–a text about the end of the world– as a way of framing Advent as the end of an old order and the birth of a new era.”… Read More >
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Maundy Thursday Meditation

Washing One Another Jesus, knowing the Father had given all things into his hands, and he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself.  Then he poured water… Read More >
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What Sustains

What Sustains    the more I am hollowed by the fire, the more my ribs spread like the tree of life.   the more I am washed by the tears of others, the more my heart rounds like an ocean shell.   the more stories… Read More >
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Merton Meditation

“By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I… Read More >
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Meditation for Lent: Second Week of Lent

All living creatures are sparks from the radiation of God’s brilliance, and these sparks emerge from God like rays of the sun.  If God did not give off these sparks, how would the divine flame become fully visible?  – Hildegard of Bingen With another snowstorm… Read More >
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Spring is in the Air!

I can’t tell you exactly when I felt it first, but in the past week, I’ve started to sense that spring is not far away.  Even though there is still snow on the ground and sooty piles still in parking lots and on street corners,… Read More >
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The Sounds of Sheer Silence

Mother Martha’s Advent Meditation Wednesday, December 4 Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was… Read More >
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The Listening Heart of God

Monday Meditation from Mother Martha+—Monday, October 7, 2013     Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve:  Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us… Read More >
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What then should we do?

And the crowds asked Jesus, “What then should we do?”  Luke 3:10 By the time I got to Sunday morning, all I could do was go to church.  And not because that’s my job, but because I didn’t know how else to live with the… Read More >
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Sirius Black, the Advent Dog

For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth.  Be alert at all times.  Luke 21:35-36 My inside, listen to me, the greatest spirit. The teacher is near. Wake up, Wake up! Run to his feet– He is standing… Read More >
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