A weekly curated collection of essays, poetry, and reflections for your spiritual journey. From The Wisdom Years.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other”
doesn’t make any sense.
Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi – 13th century Persian poet
The Invitation of Grace
We each have a song, says writer Terry Hershey. “It is the song that reminds us we are beautiful, when we feel ugly. It is the song that tells us we are whole, when we feel broken.”
The Jesus story wasn’t supposed to turn out this way. He was supposed to conquer all the enemies of the Jews. Instead he died a horrible, cruel death. But then something strange happened – the resurrection!
Read the sermon from Br. James Koester.
Mighty in Contradiction: Love Powerfully
The opposite of love is not hate, says Patty De Llosa. It is power. Power seeks dominion, she says. love is about caring, taking in the message, finding what’s needed, seeing what wishes to appear and helping it to flower. Unfortunately, both of them operate in us.
Watchful for Resurrections
Death is inevitable, but so is resurrection. We remember that as our world emerges from winter into new life. Our own little resurrections come every time we choose to die to fear and egocentricity.
God’s People Speak to God – a study of the psalms
The psalms of creation reveal God’s majesty and power and remind us that our God is a God of abundance, not scarcity. And yet, God has made man a little lower than the angels (Psalm 8).
Our study of the psalms starts this week. Engage it on your own, with your small group, or join us on Zoom on Thursdays from 4 to 5:15 pm (Central time). If you are interested in joining the Zoom group, send an email to Marjorie George at email@example.com.
The six-week study will be posted on the Wisdom Years website at
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