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Tuesday, November 3, 2020


 I opened the booklet Hearts on Fire: Praying with the Jesuits as I often do and thought I would share this bit of wisdom from Tony de Mello.

Seedlings: If any of the short sentences that follow appeals to you, place it in your heart and ponder on its inner meaning. This will cause its inner truth to germinate and grow.

Do not force it open with your mind. That would only kill the seed.

Sow it where the soil is rich. Sow it in your heart. And give it time.

"You do not have to change for God to love you."

"Be grateful for your sins. They are carriers of grace."

"Say good-bye to golden yesterdays - or your heart will never learn to love the present."

You can also use other phrases and each of the beatitudes.

Maybe it helps just to imagine yourself out walking in the woods. What are you feeling? What are you grateful for today?

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