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"oil of love"

"You are a vessel of love and compassion.

Are you ready for the goodness of your life to be poured out?"

©Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr, Abide, Keeping Vigil with the Word of God, Liturgical Press, p. 31


"I will offer up my life, in spirit and truth,

pouring out the oil of love as my worship to you,

in surrender I must give my every part

Lord, receive the sacrifice of a broken heart..."

©Matt Redman, hear on Youtube


"Let Christ be our food, and faith our drink.

Full of joy, let us drink of the sober intoxication of the Holy Spirit.

Let this day pass for us in joy.

Let our purity be clear as the dawn,

our faith strong like the noonday sun."

-translation of Latin hymn, Splendor paternae gloriae


“Place your mind before the mirror of eternity! Place your soul in the brilliance of glory! Place your heart in the figure of the divine substance! and transform your entire being into the image of the Godhead Itself through contemplation.”

—St. Clare of Assisi


“Meditation quiets the waves of feeling so that God’s reflection as the joyous soul is clearly mirrored within.”

©Paramahansa Yogananda


"O Supreme Self, remove the coating on the mirror within me! Let me see my real face clearly in that mirror!"

©Amma, "Eternal Wisdom 2, pages 192-195


"Breathing in, I see myself as a flower

Breathing out, I feel fresh..."

© Thich Nhat Hanh


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Taken on March 1, 2012