TODAY'S THEME: Extravagent Dance of the Lord
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I cannot dance, O Lord,
Unless you lead me.
If you wish me to leap joyfully,
Let me see You dance and sing --

Then I will leap into Love --
And from Love into Knowledge,
And from Knowledge into the Harvest,
That sweetest Fruit beyond human sense.

There I will stay with You, whirling.

Mechthild of Magdeburg (1210-1285)
German mystic


The power of spiritual forces in the Universe -
how active it is everywhere! Invisible to the eyes,
and impalpable to the senses, it is inherent in all
things, and nothing can escape its operation.

Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)
Chinese social philosopher

Every drop of the ocean contains salt but it is invisible.
Similarly the Omnipresent Lord permeates and pervades
the entire creation but is invisible.

Shanti Vachan Bhandar, 1241
Hindu scriptures


The extravagant gesture is the very stuff of creation. After one
extravagant gesture of creation in the first place, the universe
has continued to deal exclusively in extravagances, finding intri-
icacies and colossi down aeons of emptiness, heaping
profusions on profligacies with fresh vigor.
The whole show has been on fire since the word go!

Annie Dillard (1945 -    )
Pulitzer Prize-winning American author


With joy you will draw water at the fountain of salvation,
and say on that day:

Give thanks to the Lord, acclaim his name; among the nations
make known his deeds, proclaim how exalted is his name.

Sing praise to the Lord for his glorious achievement;
let this be known throughout all the earth.

Isaiah 12: 3-5
New American Bible

And now, the Last Word:

Listen, my heart, to the whispers of the
world with which it makes love to you.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)
Asia's first Nobel Laureate































Bonus quote:

Don't be humble; you're not that great.

Golda Meir (1898-1978)
Fourth prime minister and a founder of the State of Israel


On today's
Home Page:

Jewish prayer;
Hindu scripture;
Annie Dillard
Book of Isaiah;
Rabindranath Tagore


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