Here is a section where I add all my notes I have collected so far from Sabbath Moment that have inspired and or moved me spiritually in a direction I want to go! Enjoy! Famous painting in oil by: Leonid Afremov.
Terry Hershey Sabbath moment Quote #1
Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
in the dense forest
of your life
and wait there
until the song
that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know
how to give yourself
to this world
so worth of rescue.
Terry Hershey Sabbath Moment quote # 2
"To remember that when we label someone, we dismiss them. Meaning, they don’t count. (We have scotoma, or selective blindness. Which we also apply to ourselves.)"
Terry Hershey Sabbath Moment quote # 3
It is better to have a heart that makes love than a mind that makes sense. Robert Keck
Terry Hershey Sabbath Moment quote # 4
"I can let go of fear because this moment is enough.
I can fall back into outstretched arms. The name is not as important as trusting that the arms are there."
Terry Hershey Sabbath Moment quote # 5
The more you become a connoisseur of gratitude,
the less you are a victim of resentment,
depression, and despair.
Gratitude will act as an elixir that will gradually dissolve the hard shell of your ego
-- your need to possess and control --
and transform you into a generous being.
The sense of gratitude produces true spiritual alchemy,
makes us magnanimous --
Terry Hershey Sabbath Moment quote # 6
A woman called her priest. “My Daddy is dying, would you come and pray with my daddy?” She asked.
“Yes,” he told her.
With the man, the priest noticed a chair pushed tight to the head of the bed.
“Has someone been visiting you?” he asked.
The man answered, awkward, “I don’t know how to pray. And truth is, I don’t like to pray that much. But every afternoon Jesus comes and sits in the chair, and I talk with him.”
The priest assured the man it was okay to talk with Jesus sitting in the chair. He anointed the man, and prayed, and left.
Three days later, the daughter called the priest, “My daddy died.”
“Did he die peacefully?”
“Yes, he did. I went in at one, and gave him some water, and he tried to tell me a joke. I went back in at three, and he was gone. But it’s very odd. His head wasn’t lying on the bed. His head was lying on the empty chair beside the bed.” Heavy Dose of Grace March 11th, 2019
Terry Hershey Sabbath Moment quote # 7
""We live in a world where we are deluged--daily--by the need to achieve, or pursue; where we are rewarded by consuming and having more, or by being "somebody." So, we create layers between what is, and what should be. Bottom line? We do not feel at home.
To be blessed, is to know that place of no striving.
To be blessed, is to know that place of rest and dignity.
To be blessed, is to know that I am loved by a gracious Creator, and that I can own and celebrate my identity--this identity--knowing that it, and it alone, is enough. To feel at home."" Terry Hershey - Heavy Dose of Grace March 11th, 2019
Terry Hershey Sabbath Moment quote # 8
“Sometime at that moment a wave of light breaks into our darkness, and it is as though a voice were saying, ‘You are accepted. You are accepted;’ accepted by that which is greater than you, and the name of which you do not know.
Do not ask for the name now; perhaps you will find it later.
Do not try to do anything now; perhaps later you will do much.
Do not seek for anything, do not perform anything, do not intend anything.
Simply accept the fact that you are accepted. If that happens to us, we experience grace.” Paul Tillich - Terry Hershey - Heavy Dose of Grace March 11th, 2019
Terry Hershey Sabbath Moment quote # 9
Quote for your week…
The baby was staring intently at other people, and as soon as he recognized a human face, no matter whose it was, he would respond with absolute delight. I realized that this is how God looks at us, staring into our face in order to be delighted, I suspect that only God, and well-loved infants, can see this way. Even when we try to run away from our troubles, as Jacob did, God will find us, and bless us, even when we feel most alone, unsure if we'll survive the night. God will find a way to let us know that [God] is with us in this place, wherever we are, however far we think we've run. Kathleen Norris - Terry Hershey - Heavy Dose of Grace March 11th, 2019
Terry Hershey Sabbath Moment quote # 10
May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be confident knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.
St. Theresa's Prayer - Letting go and gratitude March 18th, 2019
Terry Hershey Sabbath Moment quote # 11
Listen to Anthony de Mello; I was neurotic for years. I was anxious and depressed and selfish. Everyone kept telling me to change. I resented them, and I agreed with them, and I wanted to change, but simply couldn’t, no matter how hard I tried. Then one day someone said to me, “Don’t change. I love you just as you are.” Those words were music to my ears: “Don’t change, Don’t change. Don’t change . . . I love you as you are.” I relaxed. I came alive. And suddenly I changed! - Sacred necessities course 2019
Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, "you owe me." Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky. Hafiz of Shiraz SM: Bridges to build April 29th 2019
Terry Hershey Sabbath Moment quote # 12
Our strength and resilience does not come from a show of force or bravado, but in the freedom to be tough enough to be soft. When we do not hide our woundedness, we are prophets of steadfastness, justice, compassion and mercy. SM: Tough enough to be soft April 22nd 2019
Terry Hershey Sabbath Moment quote # 13
Quote for the week…
This morning, outside I stood
And saw a little red-winged bird
Shining like a burning bush
Singing like a scripture verse
It made me want to bow my head
I remember when church let out
How things have changed since then
Everything is holy now
It used to be a world half-there
Heaven’s second rate hand-me-down
But I walk it with a reverent air
Cause everything is holy now