A weekly collection of inspiration and resources for the journey, gathered from websites, books, and pass-alongs that have been shared with us. From Spirituality in the Wisdom Years.
Gathered Wisdom is taking a week off next week. No GW on September 23. We will be in the back yard enjoying fall. You should be, too.
God of our evening years,
hold us close to your heart.
Holy Spirit, breathe your breath of hope and renewal into us
so that strengthened and renewed
we might continue the race set before us
in confidence and hope.
In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
From God Pause, Luther Seminary.
Thou Shalt Not Kill
by Fr. Ron Rolheiser
“Killing is not just a brute external act; it is, in its more common form, a subtle internal thing. All of us break the fifth commandment in countless ways. We do it in the negative and suspicious judgments we make about each other. Almost every minute of our lives, we are making judgments of others and in doing that, we are killing those around us, shooting them through the heart just as surely as if we were doing it with a gun.”
Read the entire essay
FROM the blog of Ron Rolheier
Don’t Just Do Something, Pray!
Recap from the webinar
What kinds of healthy risks should we take? How do we discern God’s voice? What if I’m in too much pain to pray? Carolyn Arends of Renovare asks these and other listeners’ questions to Pete Greig (founder of the 24 – 7 Prayer movement) and Lisa Koons (24−7 Prayer USA Director) in this webinar recap bonus episode.
Old Things in New Ways
First Open Gathering on September 23
Are you seeking time and space for meaningful connection with God and others? The brothers of Society of St. John the Evangelist warmly welcome all to join them online for a time of worship, reflection, song, prayer, and spiritual practice in their virtual Chapel.
FROM Society of St. John the Evangelist
The Empowered Elder Workshop
Tuesdays: October 6 – November 17, 2020
“The Empowered Elder Workshop provides a safe space for Elders to explore and share deeply what is on their hearts about the world, the future and their roles as elders. We investigate what it means to be an elder, why the world today especially calls us to step up as elders to address the social and environmental challenges humanity faces. “
FROM The Elders Action Network
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