Interreligious, Quotes

Blessing For The Brokenhearted …

God breaks the heart again and again and again until it stays open. — Hazrat Inayat Khan   When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks… Continue reading Blessing For The Brokenhearted …

Quotes

We Are All Wounded People …

In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others. — Brennan Manning from Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging   Wounding… Continue reading We Are All Wounded People …

Prayers

In Difficult Times …

Consoling God, be a source of serenity for me when struggles and difficulties threaten to overwhelm me. God of hope, assure me of your unconditional love when I doubt myself or question the worth of my life. Truth-bringing God, encourage me to embrace you during those times when I get lost in the lies of… Continue reading In Difficult Times …

Books

The Cure for Sorrow …

A blessing meets us in the place of our deepest loss. In that place, it gives us a glimpse of wholeness and claims that wholeness here and now ... When the shattering world. Then your sheltering heart. When the sorrowing way. Then your encircling grace. When the unbearable dark. Then your comfort, your light. When… Continue reading The Cure for Sorrow …

Prayers

Blessing When the World Is Ending …

Look, the world is always ending somewhere. Somewhere the sun has come crashing down. Somewhere it has gone completely dark. Somewhere it has ended with the gun, the knife, the fist. Somewhere it has ended with the slammed door, the shattered hope. Somewhere it has ended with the utter quiet that follows the news from… Continue reading Blessing When the World Is Ending …

Media

Where Does It Hurt: A Wartime Prayer …

Later that night I held an Atlas in my lap ran my fingers across the whole world and whispered: Where does it hurt? It answered: Everywhere Everywhere Everywhere. — Warsan Shire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usl0hnGBhJI Wartime Prayers Prayers offered in times of peace are silent conversations, Appeals for love or loves release, in private invocations. But all that is… Continue reading Where Does It Hurt: A Wartime Prayer …

Media, Poems

What If I Am Not Sadness?

https://youtu.be/WyVFGXrPhVI What if I am not sadness? What if I am not grief? What if I am not my victim’s story Nor am I my pain? What if they are all part of me but not fully me? What if I am just me? What if I am joy without reason…happiness in all seasons? What… Continue reading What If I Am Not Sadness?

Quotes

Honoring Our Pain for the World …

later that night i held an atlas in my lap ran my fingers across the whole world and whispered where does it hurt? it answered everywhere everywhere everywhere. — Warsan Shire In our culture we are often too busy to truly lament and allow ourselves to experience grief for the suffering in our world. In… Continue reading Honoring Our Pain for the World …

Quotes, Seasons

Sweet Darkness …

People who have come to know the joy of God do not deny the darkness, but they choose not to live in it. They claim that the light that shines in the darkness can be trusted more than the darkness itself and that a little bit of light can dispel a lot of darkness. They… Continue reading Sweet Darkness …