Gathered Wisdom, Sept. 13

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

[T]he message of the heart becomes clearer when the mind is quiet. 

Doc Childre, The HeartMath Solution

From Well for the Journey









Searching for Wholeness and Completeness

The parable of the lost sheep and the parable of the lost coin are about more than an animal and some money. They are about finding wholeness, says The Rev. Mike Marsh., rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Uvalde, Texas.

Read the sermon. 

From Interrupting the Silence.  

We All Need Forgiveness

When we have been forgiven, we are more likely to forgive others. When we have known mercy, we can show mercy. The entire gospel is about forgiveness, says Richard Rohr.

Read the reflection.

From the Center for Action and Contemplation.

On Love

“All you need is love,” sang the Beatles. We should have listened to them. “We have become disconnected from this feeling of Love. All other issues find their roots here,” writes Justin Faerman in this reflection.

Read the reflection.

Found in Awakin.

Stone Jars and Softer Containers

Do things have more value if we have worked hard for them, have stuck to the rules, have been earnest and obedient? Do we need our theological expression to come from stone jars? Fr. Ron Rolheiser struggles with this in his reflection.

Read the reflection.

From the blog of Ron Rolheiser.

Pilgrims Journeying Within

Going on pilgrimage requires that we pack lightly. Join us this Thursday, September 15, as we discern what to leave in, what to leave out for our journey inward. Using The Soul of a Pilgrim by Christine Valters Paintner as a guide, together we prepare for the journey ahead. Join us on Zoom  every Thursday, 4 p.m. (Central time).

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