The doorway into thanks (revisited)

 

So grateful for the beauty and wisdom you shared. Rest in peace, Mary Oliver.

Praying

It doesn’t have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch
a few words together and don’t try
to make them elaborate, this isn’t
a contest but the doorway
into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.”


Quote: Mary Oliver, Thirst
Image: Bella Foxwell

Friday’s Door- another world 

Behind your image, below your words,
above your thoughts,
the silence of another world waits.

Contemplative Monk – Facebook
Qutoe: John ODonohue

The eve of Holy Week

 

We are on the edge of Holy Week – a week in the Christian tradition filled with many doorways and transitions. If this is a journey you take each year, notice all of the doors of this coming week. Consider the choices made each day, each hour — which thresholds would be entered by Jesus and all the people surrounding him. 

Doorways and thresholds- facing risk and grace.


Door of the day… (Asturias, Spain)

Monday’s door – creation awakens

It is Spring. All around I watch people in their yards and gardens – tending and planting.
From one gardener I heard “gardening is a time when one is quiet.”
As if a sacred act – time with earth,
a reminder of our connection with creation.
May there be a moment when we can take in the beauty of this season
when creation awakens and calls us to do the same.

Door of the day… (Pinterest)