Desmond Tutu on Forgiveness

If you can find it in yourself to forgive then you are no longer chained to the perpetrator.The cancer of our souls and the devastation of nations, families, and individuals, find its roots in bitterness and unforgiveness. Archbishop Desmond Tutu did some important work in this area with The…

Abraham Joshua Heschel on Amazement

“Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ....get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.” ― Abraham Joshua HeschelThe whole thing…

G.K. Chesterton on Gratitude

"You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the play and the opera. And grace before the concert and pantomime. And grace before I open a book. And grace before sketching,... boxing, walking, playing, dancing. And grace before I dip a pen in ink." (from Happiness,…

Simone Weil on Paying Attention

In Grace and Gravity, philosopher, theologian, and activist Simone Weil said:“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.”I’ve mulled this quote over and over for some time now. It’s a profound statement in a culture distracted by screens and what’s new and novel and…

Corita Kent and CPA

“Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.” -Corita KentI’ve been haunted by this quote from Corita Kent for days. Corita was a nun and…