Literary Wisdom

We walk though forests of physical things
. . . That look on us with affectionate looks.
─ Charles Baudelaire, French poet

Mystical Wisdom

In compassion, peace and justice kiss.
─ Meister Eckhart, German theologian and mystic

Jewish Wisdom

Though not all of life is holy, the holy can come bursting through the everyday at any time.
─ Lawrence A. Hoffman, American Reform rabbi

Buddhist Wisdom

Water flows over these hands
May I use them skillfully
To preserve our precious planet
─ Thich Nhat Hahn in Stepping into Freedom

Catholic Wisdom

The great temptation is to let people take our peace away. This happens whenever we become angry, hostile, bitter, spiteful, manipulative. Or vengeful when others do not respond favorably to the good news we bring to them.
─ Henri J.M. Nouwen in Bread for the Journey

Poet’s Wisdom

In our interdependence
We sanctify each other with life
Each breath a blessing
A restoration, an act of healing
─ Shirley Kobar in Earth Blessings by June Cottner


For food in a world where many walk in hunger
For faith in a world where many walk in fear
For friends in a world where many walk alone
We give you humble thanks, oh Lord
─ World Hunger Grace in The Grateful Table by Brenda Knight

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