June 3

Reflection

“…the vast marvel is to be alive.  For us, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly, alive…The magnificent here and now of life in the flesh is ours and ours alone and only for a time.  We ought to dance with rapture that we should be alive and in the flesh, and part of the living Incarnate cosmos.”

                                          D.H.Lawrence, Apocalypse

Prayer

O God,I will praise You; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are Your works
Psalm 139:14

Action

Today I will try to remember and rejoice in the gift that is my life.

 Suggested Reading

I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me
God’s eye to look after me
God’s wisdom to guide me
God’s way to lie before me
God’s shield to protect me
Sharon Davey from The Breastplate of St. Patrick

 Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
 John 8:12

Let us thank God for this priceless gift !
2 Corinthians 9.15

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
Voltaire

Love life, engage in it, give it all you’ve got. love it with a passion, because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it
Maya Angelou

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
Dr. Seuss

You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.
Krishnamurti, Indian Philosopher


Never lose an opportunity for seeing anything that is beautiful; For beauty is God’s handwriting — a wayside sacrament.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The mystery that lies behind the void must have an awesome imagination, it must have an amazing capacity to dream in order to come up with such an extraordinary self-manifestation.
Thomas Berry

 

 

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