Listen to stillness - and gain strength, courage and hope

I hope all readers of this column are familiar with the Web site gratefulnes.org, "a network for Grateful Living."

Gratefulness.org says of itself that it "povides education and support for the practice of grateful living as a global ethic, based on the teachings of Br. David Steindl-Rast and colleagues. Gratefulness – the full response to a given moment and all it contains – is a universal spiritual practice that inspires personal transformation, cross-cultural understanding, interfaith dialogue, intergenerational respect, nonviolent conflict resolution, and ecological sustainability."

You can sign up on the site for a number of useful reflective aids. One is "Word for the Day." The following is the "Word for the Day" for today, Oct. 1.

In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.
Howard Thurman

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