Gathered Wisdom April 25

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

Be outrageous in forgiving. Be dramatic in reconciling. Mistakes? Back up and make them as right as you can, then move on.

New Mercies, Measured Out with Coffee Spoons
(with apologies to T.S. Eliot)

The writer of Lamentations was hopeful because “he remembers the unchanging love of God. But he also hopes because he knows that God’s mercies are new every morning. This is the twofold nature of hope: it is rooted in God’s character and work, and it renews with the sunrise.”

Read the reflection from Molly Harnish.

From Kolbe Times.

Lessons For The Great Fifty Days Of Easter

Drawing from Bishop Steven Charleston’s Easter reflection, Joanna Seibert reminds us of the hope Easter brings and urges us to apply ourselves to the healing of society.

Read the reflection.

From Joanna Seibert.

Our Utterly Unique Experience of God

The apostle Thomas gets a bad rap for being a doubter. But Brother Curtis Almquist sees it as Thomas needing to experience it for himself. We all have our own experiences of God, says Br. Almquist. “There is also a chamber in God, into which none other may enter excerpt you, the peculiarly unique person you are,” he says.

Read or listen to the sermon.

From Society of St. John the Evangelist.

Instructions For Living An Easter Life

The Rev. Mike Marsh gleans three instructions for living Easter from the Gospel of Luke. Pay attention. Be astonished.  Tell about it.

Read the sermon.

Read more at Interrupting the Silence.

God’s People Speak to God

What hill are you climbing just now? The ancient Hebrews traveled uphill to the sacred city of Jerusalem in their quest for God. But they sang as they went. We hear their voices in the “psalms of ascent.”

Join us for our six-week study of the psalms. We gather by Zoom on Thursdays at 4 p.m. (Central time). Or use the study materials on your own.

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