Gathered Wisdom, Jan 3, 2023

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

There will be time enough for running. 

For rushing. For worrying. For pushing. 

For now, stay. Wait. Something is on the horizon.

Jan L. Richardson, Night Visions: Searching the Shadows of Advent and Christmas

Following The Epiphany Light

The magi left all that was familiar to follow a strange star, not knowing where it would take them. Their journey’s end revealed the Christ. Or was it a beginning? How is God leading you to leave what is comfortable in order to live into some new calling?

Following the Epiphany Light, the Epiphany offering from The Wisdom Years, begins January 9. Three ways to engage the study: join our Thursday-afternoon Zoom group, use the materials on your own, or gather a small group at your choice of time and location.

Materials will be posted on our website beginning January 9.

For the details.

New Year Transformation: Resources for the Journey

From Gratefulness.org, resources to support you in welcoming the new year with wholehearted curiosity, humility, courage, and a deepening appreciation of the transformative potential of these times.

See the resources.

From Grateful Living.

Staring into the Light

Fr. Ron Rolheiser repeats a story told by medical doctor and writer Rachel Naomi Remen about watching an elderly woman sit and stare into the light. She later saw the same look on the face of a newborn baby. We all, says Rolheiser, will one day be left staring into a very different light. 

Read the reflection.

More about Ron Rolheiser.

The Gerasenes Demoniac

The healing of our own personal demons takes work, grace, and time. There will be tears, there will be frustration, and there will be setbacks; but there will also be glory. That is the lesson in the story of Jesus and the demoniac in Gerasenes.

Read the reflection by Br. Br. Jack Crowley.

From Society of St. John the Evangelist.

Remember

A poem by Joy Harjo

Remember the sky that you were born under,
know each of the star’s stories.

Read the entire poem.

From Emergence Magazine.

Gathered Wisdom is an offering of The Wisdom Years, a ministry devoted to the spiritual journey of the last third of our lives.

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