I’d love to be able to “tie a ribbon” on this day of journaling with some words of wisdom because it’s a powerful grouping of images for me. I’m a bit distracted, though. I’m scheduled to receive my first coronavirus vaccine in two hours, and with that comes news of Covid infections being on the rise again. The best I can do in the moment: Christ, have mercy.
“[Mercy] is the very heartbeat of God resonant in creation; the warmth that pulses through all things as the divine Mystery flows out into created form.” —Cynthia Bourgeault, Mystical Hope
“God understands our pain. That is good theology for Good Friday. And that kind of theology only happens when we connect the Bible to the world we live in. … [L]et’s get out of the sanctuaries and into the streets. There is a movement happening—and this movement is about life.” ~Shane Claiborne, Keep Watch with Me Lenten Reader
“The poet sits, or if it is a fluid moment, he scribbles some words upon the page. … An unsolvable disharmony of such work–the mind so hotly fired and the body so long quiescent–will come sooner or later to revolution, will demand action!” ~Mary Oliver, Upstream
On my way right now with my dear friend, Lynn, to Lutheridge in North Carolina for the ‘Create in Me’ retreat, where I’ll be sharing my love for journaling. Oooh… so excited!
grace at the center of it all this week (quote in image by Cynthia Bourgeault)
grateful for time shared with new friends at Treehouse
Marked with the Cross of Christ… Lectio Journal – A spiritual journal is a record of God’s word to you. Does anything in the Colossians 1:17-20 passage stand out to you? Back in January, I reflected on that passage while in Peru. This is a journal page created during my time with our brothers and sisters there.
A blessed Easter to all! If you haven’t already done so, you are invited to watch the young artists from Peru as they create this series of art inspired by the Lord’s Prayer.