A weekly curated collection of essays, poetry, and reflections for your spiritual journey. From The Wisdom Years.
Hearing each other’s stories, which are often stories of heartbreak, can create an unexpected bond …. The more you know about another person’s story, the less possible it is to see that person as your enemy.
Parker J. Palmer, “Holding the Tension of Our Differences in a Creative Way”
Found in Well for the Journey
Privileged Communication within the Communion of Saints
Sadly, sometimes there is unfinished business at a person’s death: apologies left unsaid, bitterness that did not get resolved, a task yet to be done. Fortunately, Fr. Ron Rolheiser reminds us, our belief in the Communion of Saints always leaves open a doorway in our relationships.
About Ron Rolheiser.
This Place That You Belong To
– A poem from Wendell Berry
Found your hope, then, on the ground under your feet.
Your hope of Heaven, let it rest on the ground
underfoot. Be it lighted by the light that falls
freely upon it after the darkness of the nights
and the darkness of our ignorance and madness.
Let it be lighted also by the light that is within you,
which is the light of imagination.
Found in Daily Good.
I will not Die an Unlived Life
“When you have the courage to shape your life from the essence of who you are, you ignite, becoming truly alive. This requires letting go of everything that is inauthentic. But how can you even know your truth unless you slow down, in your own quiet company?”
Found in Awakin.org. See more readings from the site.
Where Justice and Charity Meet
Charity and justice are not the same thing, according to this reflection from Richard Rohr. Charity makes us feel good when we give to the poor; but justice is about correcting the system that puts too many people into poverty.