A weekly curated collection of essays, poetry, and reflections for your spiritual journey. From The Wisdom Years.
Even though tried by misunderstanding, hardship, persecution, and martyrdom, our ancestors in faith sought to live in continual thanksgiving to God. Their firm conviction did not seek to deny the troubles of the present. Yet, by the continual offering of thanks, they passed through trials blessing the “goodness and loving-kindness” of God, who created and preserves us with the gift of life.
-Br. Jonathan Maury
A Grateful Thanksgiving: Inspiration, Blessings, and Opportunities
A Network for Grateful Living asks, “How might we embrace Thanksgiving as an opportunity to ritualize and reflect on what it means to live gratefully, every day? What feels sufficient, even abundant? What’s the invitation for this particular moment in time?”
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Being a Guest: Lessons in Receiving Hospitality
During the coming season of Thanksgiving and Christmas, we may find ourselves being called to receive as well as give. Brother Luke Ditewig from the Society of St. John the Evangelist reminds us that, “hospitality is about offering our hearts.”
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Prophecy – Challenge and Comfort
What can the Church offer the world just now? More social justice? More scripture reading? More Sunday school classes? No, says Ron Rolheiser; “Like the prodigal son, the world needs first of all to be surprised by unconditional love. Sometime later, and there will be time for that, it will want hard challenge.”
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