Contemplate This - Listen to Jesus' life. Listen to the words of Jesus on the cross. Listen to what is happening in our world and on our planet.
Horizons - The sacred spaces of our lives, after all, are spaces that have always just been waiting for us to enter. It is not our presence that sanctifies them. Each moment is holy. Our recognition of the Sacred in our midst, though, opens up a space to receive the sacred deep within us.
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.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - In this random nun clip, Sister Maxine and Sr. Shannon Schrein reflect how we can consider suffering in a redemptive manner.
Though he is soaked in blood, carrying a cross, being jeered at, falling and beaten till he stands again, instinctively I know who he is — the lovely child I delivered.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - In this Random Nun Clip, the sisters suggest new ways to approach Lent as an opportunity to deepen our relationship with God.
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.
My book club's pick to read this winter was Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Road. The book made me recall how Pierre Tielhard de Chardin also described the "road" on which we make life's journey.
Contemplate This - We compare and contrast; we see things as either/or; we operate out of a sense of scarcity rather than abundance. This consciousness will not bring us into a new future.
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.
Like what you're reading? Sign up for GSR e-newsletters!