2015.06.26: awakening of wisdom

Blessed are you who fear the LORD,
who walk in his ways!
For you shall eat the fruit of your handiwork;
blessed shall you be, and favored. – Ps 128:1-2

When Jesus came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. And then a leper approached, did him homage, and said, “Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.” – Mt 8:1-2

oh happy human fault
it wants to take credit
for success of good fortune
it wants to ascribe blame
for failure of ill fortune
only through the awakening of spirit
and the eyes of wisdom
can the monkey mind see
the rain falls on the good and the bad
illness and death visits the bad and the good

blessed are those who are grateful
who shares the fruit of an abundant harvest
who ministers to the ill and welcomes the outcast
they are the children of God
they manifest heaven on earth

2015.05.30: feasting on wisdom

In the short time I paid heed,
I met with great instruction. – Sir 51:16

gathering the crop today
remember those whom yesterday
plowed the ground and planted the seeds
which yield today’s harvest
throw a great feast and rejoice
give thanks and praise to providence
then return to the task at hand
plowing fields and planting seeds