A weekly curated collection of essays, poetry, and reflections for your spiritual journey. From The Wisdom Years.
What makes us like God is when we choose to stretch out our hands in loving service, touching the untouchable, and bringing to them the healing, health, wholeness, and life which God desires for all humanity. In choosing to reach out and touch, Jesus invites us to do the same.
Life after Death
In Frederick Buechner’s book A Crazy, Holy Grace, the author has a conversation with his dead grandmother. Death is like stepping off a trolley car, she tells him. Life doesn’t stop; it just gets deeper with God. Commenting, writer Larry Burton observes that the idea makes death less abstract.
Found in Joanna Seibert’s Daily Something.
Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience in a Secular Age
What we think we know about poverty, chastity, and obedience is undoubtedly wrong, says Fr. Ron Rolheiser. “Poverty, chastity, and obedience are not a missing out on riches, sexuality, and freedom,” he cautions. “They are rather a genuine, rich, modality of riches, sexuality, and freedom.”
From the blog of Fr. Ron Rolheiser.
Watching My Friend Pretend Her Heart Isn’t Breaking
Poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer compares the weight of grief to a teaspoon of neutron star.
On Earth, just a teaspoon of neutron star
would weigh six billion tons. Six billion tons
equals the collective weight of every animal
on earth. Including the insects. Times three.
Found in Daily Good.