God forgives that we may live.
We must forgive others that they may live
And that we ourselves may live
To turn towards life is the first commandment
If we turn away from life, nothing can shield us from the terrible consequences
What do you want? Seek Ask
The poet says:
At lands end, end of tether, where the sea turns in sleep, ponderous, menancing, and my spirit fails and runs…I pray you make new this hireling heart…show me your face O God…
About the story of Jonah and the people of Nineveh Fr. Dan Berrigan writes in his book: Minor Prophets, Major Themes: This episode is an image of the wild improbable hope of God …..
Each morning, after listening to the scriptures, we will add a brief one minute comment from Roshi and other sangha members. Please add your own by sharing a comment.
Let the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be acceptable in your sight. Psalm 19
Releasing… untying… setting free… breaking… sharing… sheltering… clothing… not turning your back…. then your light shall break forth like the dawn and your wound quickly be healed…[From Isaiah 58]
If you obey the commandements of the Lord your God which I enjoin on you today loving him and walking in his ways…. – you will live and grow numerous…and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are enetering….. Deuteronomy