Weekly reflections on spirituality and health
Reflection for week of Thanksgiving
What counts on your path to fulfillment is that we remember the great truth that moments of surprise want to teach us; everything is gratuitous, everything is a gift. The degree to which we are awake to this truth is the measure of our gratefulness. And gratefulness is the measure of our aliveness. Are we not dead to whatever we take for granted? Surely to be numb is to be dead. For those who awaken to life through surprise, death lies behind, not ahead. To live life open for surprise, in spite of all of the dying which life implies, makes us even more alive.
Brother David Steindl-Rast
The mystery of peace is located in the nature and quality of relationships developed with those most feared.
John Paul Lederach, PhD
Professor of International Peacebuilding, University of Notre Dame
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