Tag Archives: holiness

A conversation between the plant and the Lord

Root me in your heart, says the plantYes, but tell me why, says the Lord Most soil is too hard, says the plantYes, many hearts are, says the Lord Most soil doesn’t have space to breathe, says the plantYes, many … Continue reading

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The prayer of thwarted desires

Interrupted monastery night:First, teens on street wake me up three timesbut worse, my bed,poor and neglected – good for monks but not for funky backsI move to couch, not great but better, at least so I could complete the night.Ah, … Continue reading

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The holiness of disturbance

If God never disturbs you, you are not following the right God © Meisaan Chan

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The holiness of holes

Healthy soil has holes –that’s how the air and rain and seeds sink in;solid soil holds little life © Meisaan Chan

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So strange when others find me valuable!

So strange when others find me valuable! Different mirrors, I argue Same reflection, they respond © Meisaan Chan

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All walls

All walls down I become a prayer All walls up I return to flesh © Meisaan Chan

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What’s at stake

The most important spiritual skill is listening and then recognizing when it is I and when it is not; all holiness and all destruction come from this © Meisaan Chan

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What goes in

The longer your eyes linger upon evil the more its image engraves in your mind and muddies the face of the Lord © Meisaan Chan

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Sanctuaries within sanctuaries

The tiny church nestled in mountains and drenched in falling light sanctuaries within sanctuaries © Meisaan Chan (Photo credit: National Geographic)  

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Open your body unto me, says the Lord

Open your body unto me, says the Lord and let me touch you there; relax, O my love, and let me touch you there © Meisaan Chan

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