“You are waiting for a miracle when it has already happened…”


We Think We Know What It Will Look Like

Standing in the thick green
of bindweed and cheese wheel
it is easy to dream of a time
when the garden is perfectly
hoed and the peppers hang
red on the stems, the green beans
dangle like long slender earrings
and the ears of corn swell with gold.
“Silly dreamer,” says Rumi, who
comes in to sit beside the peas.
“You are waiting for a miracle
when it is already happening.”

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
in The Miracle Already Happening:
everyday life with Rumi

“When we resort to violence, we show that we no longer know anything about God, who is our Father, or even about others, who are our brothers and sisters. We lose sight of why we are in the world and even end up committing senseless acts of cruelty. We see this in the folly of war, where Christ is crucified yet another time. Christ is once more nailed to the Cross in mothers who mourn the unjust death of husbands and sons. He is crucified in refugees who flee from bombs with children in their arms. He is crucified in the elderly left alone to die; in young people deprived of a future; in soldiers

Pope Francis

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