Bonus quote: The quieter the mind, the more powerful, the
worthier, the deeper, the more telling and more perfect the
prayer is. To the quiet mind all things are possible.

Meister Eckhart (1260-1327)
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TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL THEME: Who Are We, Anyway?
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    At the top of the Home Page:
    --We are the children of God
    --Body and soul

    Midway down the page:
    --Man a multiplicity of miracles
    --Human dignity most splendid

    For Prayer Warriors who scroll down:
    --Flame of hope and promise
    --Deeply human
    --One-winged angels
         
     And the Last Word: We are pencils
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Bonus Quote: Life lives on life. We all eat and are
eaten. Forgetting this, we weep; remembering
this, we nourish one another.

The Buddha (c. 563 - c. 483 B.C.)

 
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See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be
called the children of God. Yet so we are. The reason the
world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved,
we are God's children now; what we shall be has not yet been
revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be
like him, for we shall see him as he is. Everyone who has this
hope based on him makes himself pure, as he is pure.
1 John 3: 1-3
New American Bible
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The soul manifests the very reason for our existence; it is the one part of our being
that directly reflects our connection to G-d, our creator. Even though it is not tangible
and is hidden within the body, the soul is the very fabric of who we are. While the
body encompasses the material aspects of our lives, the soul encompasses the
spiritual...(But) it is the soul that energizes and guides the body to do good deeds and
connect to the divine. The soul is transcendent by nature, for "the flame of G-d is the
soul of man."(Proverbs 20:27)

From "Toward a Meaningful Life: The Wisdom of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson"
by Simon Jacobson
Perennial Currents, 2002
www.meaningfullife.com
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Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors,
shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders
a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the
heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life's daily
struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there.

Thich Nhat Hanh (1926-    )
Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher and author
From "Essential Writings"
Orbis Books, 2004
The created universe is all around you. The sun, moon, and stars are external. They are
above you, but at the same time, they are beneath your soul. That is to say, they are splendid,
but your human dignity is even more splendid.

Your soul has three primary powers:
--Mind
--Reason
--Will
There are two secondary powers:
--Imagination
--Sensuality
God alone is above you in nature.

The Cloud of Unknowing, written by an anonymous 14-century English monk
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The Inner Flame

I am not more than
a wisp
      of
      smoke
to the world,
but
to God
I am a flame of hope and promise
in a darkened room.

Joan Noeldechen
"Bedside Prayers"
by June Cotner
HarperSanFrancisco
We are, each of us angels with only one wing;
and we can only fly by embracing one another.


Luciano de Crescenzo (1928-   )
Italian author, screenwriter, actor

A spiritual person tries less to be godly than to be deeply human.

Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr. (1924-2006)
Liberal Christian clergyman and activist
Presbyterian minister; later, United Church of Christ
We are all pencils in the hand of God.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997)