Gathered Wisdom, May 3, 2022

A weekly curated collection of essays, poetry, and reflections for your spiritual journey.  From The Wisdom Years.

In the waiting time

The time between what was and what will be

The time of unknowing

Of fear and hope and dread and joy

God is waiting with us.

Kathy Baker, Daily Hope

Found in Well for the Journey

Exploring Sophia; Seeking Wisdom starts May 12

They call her name Sophia – the feminine characteristic of God known as wisdom. How to find wisdom, how to incorporate it into our lives is the subject of our next online study, beginning May 12. We will look at the biblical wisdom literature and read The Star in my Heart by Joyce Rupp, then gather for discussion, lectio divina, and other practices weekly by Zoom – Thursdays, 4 pm. (Central time) by Zoom. 

For the details, click here.

A Child of the Light

Writing in Daily Something from Joanna Seibert, guest author Chris Schaefer reflects on what we learn in the darkness as well as in the light. What happens when we venture out of the shade into the light and dare to acknowledge that we are not perfect and we make mistakes.

Read the reflection.

Found in Joanna Seibert. 

Two Types of Heartbreak

“What can we do with our pain? How might we hold it and work with it? How do we turn the power of suffering toward new life?” asks Parker Palmer. “The way we answer those questions is critical because violence is what happens when we don’t know what else to do with our suffering.” Will we have supple hearts that allow suffering to lead us to new life, or brittle hearts that shatter us and all around us?

Read the reflection.

From Awakin.

The Sacramental Principle

God’s presence can be seen in the ordinary and the material, says Richard Rohr. We do not have to wait for supernatural apparitions. This “sacramental theology” proclaims that things that are visible and tactile open the doorway to the invisible. 

Read the reflection. 

From the Center for Action and Contemplation.

What’s The Story Of Your Easter?

Are you living Easter or just celebrating the one day? If the resurrection of Jesus does not make a difference in our lives, if we keep on doing the same old thing in the same old way, we are not living Easter.

Read the sermon from the Rev. Dr. Mike Marsh.

From Interrupting the Silence.

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