Inspiration for Your Day

TODAY'S THEME: SOARING HEAVENWARD

 
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Fly like a bird to the Lord, my soul.
I want to soar like an eagle.
Though I may journey far away from home.
I know I'll never be alone.

Where can I run from your love?
Where can I hide from my God?
From the dawn of morning's light
to the darkness of the night,
O God, your presence is real.

Refrain and verse two of "Fly Like a Bird,"
Lyrics and music by Ken Canedo
OCP Publications, 2002

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You are the notes, and we are the flute.
...We are lions rolling and unrolling on flags.
Your invisible wind carries us through the world.


Rumi (1207-1279)
Persian Muslim poet, jurist and theologian



They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength,
they will soar as with eagle's wings;
They will run and not grow weary,
walk and not faint.


Isaiah 40: 31
New American Bible

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O gentle presence, peace and joy and power;
O Life divine, that owns each waiting hour,
Thou Love that guards the nestlings' faltering flight!
Keep Thou my child on upward wing tonight.

Verse one of "Mother's Evening Prayer,"
by Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910)
Author of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures";
founder of Church of Christ, Scientist


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On Wings of Air

To have Faith ----
in the best and highest that we know ---
is to be borne along,
through the difficulties of life ---
as on wings of air.

Author unknown
Excerpted from "Bless the Day,"
by June Cotner
Kodansha International, 1998



In my distress I called upon the Lord
and cried out to my God;
From his temple he heard my voice,
and my cry reached his ears.

He inclined the heavens and came down,
with dark clouds under his feet.
He mounted a cherub and flew,
borne on the wings of the wind.

From the brightness of his presence
coals were kindled to flame.

He reached out from on high and grasped me;
he drew me out of the deep waters.

He set me free in the open,
and rescued me,
because he loves me.

2 Samuel 22: 7, 10-11, 17, 20
New American Bible


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What is the color of the wind?

Zen Koan

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He watches over His nest like an eagle
and hovers over His young;
He spreads His wings, catches him,
and lifts him up on His pinions.

Deuteronomy 32: 11
Holman Christian Standard Bible

 


And now the Last Word:

Knock on the sky
and listen to the sound!


Zen saying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Quote:
O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart.
Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected
dwelling and scatter there your cheerful beams.

St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430)

 

 

 
 

Please pray
for HaIley Joy Kent.
The one
year old
is having
a bone
marrow
transplant
this week.

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