Gems

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a gem of an iris

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a gem of a thought

“Nothing in your life is so insignificant, so small, that God cannot be found at its center.  We think of God in the dramatic things, the glorious sunsets, the majestic mountains, the tempestuous seas; but he is in the little things too, in the smile of a passer-by or the gnarled hands of an old man, in a daisy, a tiny insect, falling leaves.”

Mother Frances Dominica, Pioneer in the Hospice Movement

6 thoughts on “Gems

  1. This lovely post reminded me of a Mary Oliver poem entitled, “Prayer”:

    It doesn’t have to be
    the blue iris, it could be
    weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
    small stones; just
    pay attention, then patch

    a few words together and don’t try
    to make them elaborate, this isn’t
    a contest but the doorway

    into thanks, and a silence in which
    another voice may speak.

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