That Lives In Us by Rumi

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Prayer

THAT LIVES IN US If you put your hands on this oar with me, they will never harm another, and they will come to find they hold everything you want. If you put your hands on this oar with me, they would no longer lift anything to your mouth that might wound your precious land– …

Meditating with John of the Cross

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Practice

“A la tarde te examinarán en el amor. Aprende a amar como Dios quiere ser amado, y deja tu condición.” “When evening comes, you will be examined in love. Learn to love as God desires to be loved and abandon your own ways of acting.” Sayings of Light and Love, St. John of the Cross, p. 60   …

Canticle of Adoration

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Prayer

In solidarity with all those who suffer and lament these tragic acts of violence, I offer this prayer of peace. May it help guide you to your own center of love and give you strength to carry your word of peace in this world. Canticle of Adoration O Glorious One, form my heart into a bouquet of love: …

A Prayer for Paris

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Prayer

My husband and I were in Paris on Friday, the day of the tragedy of the attacks. Because we had colds, we ventured only a few blocks from our hotel. It is only a slip of fate that we weren’t in the neighborhood where the terrorist attacks took place. Like everyone else, we were stunned by …