Horizons - In reading about our community's founder, Mother Theodore, what I observe in her interplay of real risk and humor is a lightness and freedom of heart that only comes from deep faith. I've come to the conclusion that we may need humor in these times more than ever.
In Horizons, younger sisters reflect on their lives, ministries, spirituality and the future of religious life.
Horizons - The cross is an intersection of powerlessness and power. I wonder if there will ever be a day when every white Christian will imitate Jesus and fearlessly avoid the temptation to protect their own power.
Horizons - What speaks out of the darkness, the voice that calls my name and instantly abates my fear — this is not death. This is no foe; this is Father.
Horizons - This Lent, it seems the invitation for me is to focus on beauty, to add to and look for and create and celebrate beauty amidst the messiness and challenges of life.
The Lenten season is as much about repentance as it is about renewal. It is more about light than darkness, about lightening our load and reprioritizing our lives. Lent is about being real. And perhaps, that is exactly where we need to be.
Horzons - Blessed are they who mourn — or offer a shoulder to cry on. Because of my parents' age, going to funerals of grandparents, aunts, uncles and the occasional cousin was not uncommon in my young life. In a strange way, I looked forward to these times as a child, and I never knew this, but it was an unusual way to grow up.
Horizons - When I take stock of the multitude of ways that kindnesses are demonstrated, I find myself humbled by the blessings that are showered upon me every day — by so very, very many "regular" people.
Horizons - Although walls of selfishness can block me from being my best self, solitude is an important element in my path to communion with God.
Horizons - As I've been praying my way through the figurative fog, I've been asking myself — how can I project hope, happiness and goodness, rather than succumb to negative thoughts, gloom and despair?
Horizons: In addressing racism, no one is accusing contemporary whites for creating the system. They are pointing out that we are the ones who have benefitted from the system and continue to benefit from it at others' expense.
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