There was a story in the newspaper some time ago about a town where monarch butterflies spend the winter. Every year they migrate to one particular lot where there are certain trees that they like. But the problem was that the woman who owned the property was planning to sell it to developers who would [...]
Category Archive for 'Longing, Desire'
As frequently happens, yesterday I found something for which I’d been futilely searching only while looking for an entirely different item. It was a clipping I had cut out of the paper years ago, containing a quotation from Van Cliburn on what is necessary for a career as a pianist. “I think,” he said, “the [...]
There are many things I yearn for. Right now I would like more memory for my computer — not to mention a faster processor and high-speed internet access. We all have numerous desires, many of which are far more worthy than these. We want a rewarding job, financial security, good health, a happy family life [...]
One evening recently, while I was playing the piano in the chapel, I ran across the ancient Irish hymn, “Be Thou My Vision.” It is one that I have always liked, but this time I was particularly struck by the last lines: Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, Still be my Vision, O Ruler [...]