ON TODAY'S SITE:
Robert Frost, Thomas Kelly, Kahlil Gibran
Happiness is the sweet perfume of a soul roused from the slumber of
. The Divine issues us constant invitations to awaken to His
We can rub the sleep from our eyes and begin noticing holiness
all around us. Lasting happiness is a gift from the Lord. It is Love, and
we fulfill that Love when we revel in its bountiful presence. To pray
for happiness with praise, is a prayer already answered.
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Prayer for Spring
Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.
Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.
And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in midair stands still.
For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.
Robert Frost (1874-1963)
American, winner of four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry
The basic response of the soul to the Light is internal
adoration and joy, thanksgiving and worship, self-
surrender and listening. The secret places of the heart
cease to be our noisy workshop. They become a holy
sanctuary of adoration and of self-oblation, where we
are kept in perfect peace, if our minds be stayed on
Him who has found us in the inward springs of our life.
Excerpted from "A Testament of Adoration,"
by Thomas R. Kelly
The Last Word:
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
And forget not that the earth delights
to feel your bare feet and the winds
long to play with your hair.
Lebanese born American philosophical writer
Utterly Random Bonus Quote:
Please in the task puts perfection in the work.
Aristotle (384-322 BC)
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