A weekly curated collection of essays, poetry, and reflections for your spiritual journey. From The Wisdom Years.
I’ve learned how to not be broken from life’s unwanted things by watching a willow in the wild wind tossing and bending rather than pushing back against the storm. It’s taught me that I can’t always have everything go my way.
Sometimes I need to bend a bit.
— Joyce Rupp in The Cosmic Dance
Found in Spirituality and Practice.
What Defines You
In this exquisite film from Green Renaissance, Danielsun Okeyo reflects on no longer being able to count on his own abilities. “I am not Superman,” he says, “and it’s fine. It actually makes it more beautiful that I’m not. The way I am right now is the way it was meant to be, and I’m at peace with that.”
From Network for Grateful Living with Green Renaissance films.
Touch as Nutrition
Touch is more than skin deep; it’s nourishment for our souls. As adults we often experience touch deficit, especially as COVID drags on. Our society needs to recover policies that nurture rather than erode us.
From Daily Good.
Faith When Consolation Fails
Warm and fuzzy feelings in prayer comfort us. But for both Samuel and Teresa of Avila, prayer led to a call for prophetic reform. Not easy lives.
Living with Limitations
About one-fourth of adults in the country have a disability that has a major impact on their lives. But each of us can choose how we respond to that. Like Paul’s thorn in the flesh, a disability can bring light into our lives.
From Joanna Seibert.
Searching for the Right Fuel
The Prodigal Son’s older brother stayed home and did everything right. But he is resentful, angry, and critical. His actions are right, says Ron Rolheiser, but his energy is wrong.
From the blog of Ron Rolheiser.
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