April 2

2020


The Singing Bowl
—Malcolm Guite

Begin the song exactly where you are,
Remain within the world of which you’re made.
Call nothing common in the earth or air,
Accept it all and let it be for good.
Start with the very breath you breathe in now,
This moment’s pulse, this rhythm in your blood
And listen to it, ringing soft and low.
Stay with the music, words will come in time.
Slow down your breathing. Keep it deep and slow.
Become an open singing-bowl, whose chime
Is richness rising out of emptiness,
And timelessness resounding into time.
And when the heart is full of quietness
Begin the song exactly where you are.

Listen to Malcolm reading his poem here – https://malcolmguite.wordpress.com/…/the-singing-bowl…/.

“If Mercy is about connection, then presumably there must be an actual point of contact where our innermost ground and the Mercy meet as simply one.” —Cynthia Bourgeault, Mystical Hope

2019

“To be transformed by the practice of love is to be born again… commitment to love will be redemptive, a way to experience salvation.” -bell hooks

Morning by morning new mercies I see.


2018

“We have been watching and witnessing together… seeking love and light in the wandering of Lent.” ~Claire Brown, Keep Watch with Me Lenten Reader


2018

“Love is rallying us to the cause of creation, life, growth and movement.” ~Claire Brown, Keep Watch with Me Lenten Reader


2017

From Richard Rohr Daily Meditations: “The choice to divest oneself of comfort and safety, to stand with the marginalized and affirm their dignity, seems more important than ever. That has always been the Christ path…” ~Ellen Haroutunian


2015

grace


2014

Praying with global companions in CAR and Peru

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