Caleb Michael Jonas

October 19, 2008


“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.” –Mahatma Gandhi

Getting Wood

October 19, 2008

“Deep roots are not reached by frost.” –Tolkien

A Look Back

October 19, 2008


“We have not come into the world to be numbered; we have been created for a purpose; for great things: to love and be loved.” –Mother Teresa

The Hike

October 17, 2008


“The important thing was to follow one’s own conscience.” –Dorothy Day

The Russian

October 17, 2008

“The message the contemplative offers you, then brother, is not that you need to find your way through the jungle of language and problems that today surround God; but that whether you understand or not, God love you, is present to you, lives in you, dwells with you, call you, saves you, and offers you and understanding and light which are like nothing you ever found in books or hear in sermons.” –Thomas Merton

Barnwood

October 17, 2008


“Why believe? What else is there? Why not scientific humanism? It’s not good enough. Why isn’t it? This life is too much trouble, far too strange, to arrive at the end of it and have to answer, ‘scientific humanism.’ That won’t do. A poor show. Life is a mystery, love is a delight. Therefore I take it as axiomatic that one should settle for nothing less than the infinite mystery and the infinite delight, i.e., God. In fact I demand it. I refuse to settle for anything less.” –Dorothy Day

Cows

October 17, 2008



“We are all skeptics now, believer and unbeliever alike. There is no one true faith, evident at all times and places. Every religion is one among many. The clear lines of any orthodoxy are made crooked by our experience, are complicated by our lives. Believer and unbeliever are in teh same prediament, thrown back onto themselves in complex circumstances, looking for a sign….There is no way to seek the truth except personally. Every story worth knowing is a life story…..The way to knowledge and self-knowledge, is through pilgrimage. We imitate our way to the truth, finding our lives–saving them–in the process. Then we pass it on.” –Paul Elie

Frost

October 17, 2008


“The thing about all this is that there is no puzzle, no problem, and really no ‘mystery’, All is clear. The rock, all matter, all life, is charged with dharmakaya — everything is emptiness and everything is compassion.” –Thomas Merton

The Swing

October 11, 2008


“It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt.”
— Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Splish Splash

October 11, 2008


“We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito. And the incognito is not always easy to penetrate. The real labor is to remember to attend. In fact to come awake. Still more to remain awake.” –C.S. Lewis