It’s a curious thing that within the process of creating this image came its very message for me.
“If we really wish… to become a sign of hope in a broken world, all we really need to do… is narrow the gap between means and ends: between the gospel we profess and the gospel we live out, moment to moment, in the quality of our aliveness.” —Cynthia Bourgeault, Mystical Hope
“There is some kiss we want with our whole lives, the touch of Spirit on the body. Seawater begs the pearl to break its shell. And the lily, how passionately it needs some wild Darling! At night, I open the window and ask the moon to come and press its face into mine. Breathe into me. Close the language-door, and open the love-window. The moon won’t use the door, only the window.” —Rumi
In the fullness of breath, we breathe YHWH. With every breath we get to practice a pause that holds together our inhale and exhale without any required fanfare of its sacredness.
When Jesus exhaled,
why did the world keep breathing
“The Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day” recently became part of a conversation at the Guild. It’s funny that a few days later I would be reminded of that with the words of Cynthia Bourgeault, “Somehow when the heart becomes single (undivided, whole), the rest will follow.”
“Let the seeds
Soaked by tears
Turn to grain,
~Jan Richardson, Circle of Grace
awakened to love … journaling with Terry Hershey’s delightful Sabbath Moment from today
Alleluia! Easter notes from Pastor Emmanuel’s sermon at Living Word Lutheran Church
Where we put a period. God puts a comma,