Gathered Wisdom, Feb 28, 2023

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

Lent is a time to take stock of the dualities in our lives. Listen and discern where God is giving you life, where God is speaking life into your life. Yet also, where has this life been robbed from you? Where does God invite you to lay aside the worship of other gods? Where does God invite you to walk back into larger life that Jesus shows us?

Br. Sean Glenn, SSJE
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The Way of Sabbath

“In the tempestuous ocean of time and toil, there are islands of stillness where man may enter a harbor and reclaim his dignity,” says Abraham Joshua Heschel in his book The Sabbath. The Wisdom Years five-week study of Sabbath is now online for individual or small group study.

Find it here.

I Have What You Need

What do we need? And do we really need it, whatever “it” is? The world tells us we need more, we deserve more, but what the world offers doesn’t satisfy.

Read the reflection.

From Awakin.

Keep Changing

Why is it so hard to change? Maybe because we are in love with ourselves. We’re in love with “our way of thinking, our way of explaining, our way of doing,” says Richard Rohr. But Jesus calls us, from the very beginning of his preaching, to change, to turn, to repent.

Read the reflection.

From Center for Action and Contemplation.

You Don’t Have to Know: Our Dark Materials

There will be dark times in our lives. There will be illness and suffering and death. We have to live it, we have to acknowledge it, but there is always a light for the way.

Read the reflection.

Found on Tarrantworks.

The Prayer of Charity

There is a long­standing Christian dictum that nobody makes progress in the spiritual life unless he or she prays, alone and in silence, for an hour a day, says Fr. Ron Rolheiser. The problem is, few of us – good Christians and all – find the time to do it. Or is it make the time? Maybe there is another way to pray.

Read the essay.

More about Ron Rolheiser.

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