"No one lives outside the walls of this sacred place, existence."
~ St. Francis of Assisi ~
"When God said, 'My hands are yours,'
I saw that I could heal any creature in this world;
I saw that the divine beauty in each heart
is the root of all time
~ Rabia ~
"Everything I see, hear, touch, feel, taste,
is completing a perfect circle
God has drawn."
~ Meister Eckhart ~
all this time
the sun never says to earth,
'You owe me.'
with a love like that -
it lights the whole world."
~ Hafiz ~
"It could be said that God's foot is so vast
that this entire earth is but a
field on His toe,
and all the forests in this world
came from the same root of just
a single hair
What then is not a sanctuary?
Where then can I not kneel
and pray at a shrine
made holy by His
~ St. Catherine of Siena ~
"We see but dimly through the mists and vapors;
Amid these earthly damps
What seem to us but sad, funeral tapers
May be heaven's distant lamps."
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
~ Henry David Thoreau ~
"Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant."
~ Maya Angelou ~
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
~ Matthew 11:28, King James Bible ~
"God is always coming to you in the Sacrament of the Present Moment. Meet and receive Him there with gratitude in that sacrament."
~ Evelyn Underhill ~
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*all images are the property of All Saints Episcopal Church and Tina Marks. Reproduction without the express written permission of the author strictly prohibited.
~ With the highest honor, respect, and gratitude to All Saints Episcopal Church, Sunderland for welcoming me, for their open door policy, and for allowing me to call this sacred space "home." ~