[Tonight the moon will be full. If weather permits, take time to step out side and enjoy one of God’s most majestic creations. Here are some quotations to think about:]
When I see your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and stars that you set in place–
What are humans that you are mindful of them,
mere mortals that you care for them?
Yet you have made them little less than a god,
crowned them with glory and honor.
Don’t mistake the finger pointing at the moon for the moon.
Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water.
The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken.
Although its light is wide and great,
the moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide.
The whole moon and the entire sky
are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.
…the growing and dying of the moon
reminds us of our ignorance which comes and goes;
but when the moon is full it is as if
the eternal light of the Great Spirit were upon the whole world.
We need to find God,
and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence;
see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
–Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta