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Someone shared this today on Facebook. I am fairly certain that Julie Andrews & the sound of music would be able to solve all my problems.

Someone shared this today on Facebook. I am fairly certain that Julie Andrews & the sound of music would be able to solve all my problems.

Just watched last night’s episode of Call the Midwife and bawled my eyes out.

So, friends, every day do something
that won’t compute. Love the Lord.
Love the world. Work for nothing.
Take all that you have and be poor.
Love someone who does not deserve it.
Denounce the government and embrace
the flag. Hope to live in that free
republic for which it stands.
Give your approval to all you cannot
understand. Praise ignorance, for what man
has not encountered he has not destroyed.

Ask the questions that have no answers.
Invest in the millennium. Plant sequoias.
Say that your main crop is the forest
that you did not plant,
that you will not live to harvest.
Say that the leaves are harvested
when they have rotted into the mold.
Call that profit. Prophesy such returns.

Put your faith in the two inches of humus
that will build under the trees
every thousand years.
Listen to carrion – put your ear
close, and hear the faint chattering
of the songs that are to come.
Expect the end of the world. Laugh.
Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful
though you have considered all the facts.

Go with your love to the fields.
Lie down in the shade. Rest your head
in her lap. Swear allegiance
to what is nighest your thoughts.
As soon as the generals and the politicos
can predict the motions of your mind,
lose it. Leave it as a sign
to mark the false trail, the way
you didn’t go. Be like the fox
who makes more tracks than necessary,
some in the wrong direction.
Practice resurrection.

Wendell Berry (via ohzeitgeist)

"we need not be just observers…we need to be partakers of the resurrection…to take the Light to others." -Fr Doug.

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

I absolutely love the Easter Vigil. I’m trying to come down off that high. Best one yet. Watching all the other folks grin, dance (move their hips), and clap (yes, in a Catholic Church) to the Alleluia…true embodiment of “we are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song.”

Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

Napoleon Hill (via emotional-algebra)

Station Fifteen: The Resurrection

jrsusa:

The Way of the Cross

"Our love for refugees cannot be separated from our concern for justice. Love implies a concrete and absolute demand for justice, that is, recognition of the dignity and rights of one’s neighbor." 

"Jesus Remember Me."

Because when we started singing this tonight -while gathered around the Tabernacle - was beautiful. It sounded and felt as if a wave of sound and emotion was passing over me.