A weekly curated collection of essays, poetry, and reflections for your spiritual journey. From The Wisdom Years.
The healing of our present woundedness may lie in recognizing and reclaiming the capacity
we all have to heal each other,
the enormous power in the simplest of human relationships:
the strength of a touch,
the blessing of forgiveness,
the grace of someone else taking you just as you are
and finding in you an unsuspected goodness.
-Rachel Naomi Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom
From Well for the Journey. Thought for the Day, Aug 13, 2021
- Is there More Kindness or Evil in Our World?
- Letting there be Room for All of This
- Dad talks about COVID
- My Enemy is My Friend
- On the Edge
Is There More Kindness or Evil in Our World?
If there are more good people than evil people in the world, why do we feel so overcome by tragedy and destruction right now? Maybe it’s because we don’t notice the kind acts all around us. From Daily Something by Joanna Seibert, Aug 22, 2021
More from Joanna Seibert.
Letting there be Room for All of This
If we could only fix the problem or find a solution everything would be OK, we think. But we can’t, and maybe we shouldn’t. At least for a while. Maybe recognizing the uncertainty with which we live is how we get through. By Courtney E. Martin In The Examined Family.
My 94-Year-Old Dad Talks About COVID 19
Writer Abbey Algiers wondered how her father, who lived through World War II and polio, compared those traumas to the one we are in today. So she interviewed him. From Daily Good, Aug. 21, 2021
More Daily Good
My Enemy is Now My Friend
What happened between the Palestinian woman and the Israeli woman after the conference was much more important than what was agreed to during the conference. Read this piece by Joan Chittister in the current issue of Kolbe Times.
This edition of Kolbe Times focuses on peace and justice with several good articles worth reading. Find it here.
On the Edge
She found herself at the edge of the mountain, and she is deathly afraid of heights. Then she remembered a conversation with Archbishop Rowan Williams who said that the hope for the church is to be found at the edges. We are all on the edge just now.
By Diana Butler Bass.
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