Gathered Wisdom, May 2, 2023

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

Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.

-Erol Ozan, Talus
Found at Well for the Journey

In the Shelter of Each Other

What do Mr. Rogers and Willie Nelson have in common? They are what Terry Hershey calls church.

Read the reflection.

From Terry Hershey Sabbath Moment

Embracing Change

Esther de Waal finds that the Christian journey – like the journey of the Hebrews across the desert – is full of uncertainties. Christ, she says,  “challenges people to leave their nets, or to leave a nice safe booth, and follow him.”

Read the reflection

From the Center for Action and Contemplation.

Loss Gave Life to My Empathy

He was expecting a day full of fun with his family, then unexpected death abruptly overcame their plans. He now knows that episode shaped his life and his career.

Read the story.

From Grateful Living.

The Journey of Healing and Faith

“We may feel tempted to hide beneath our scars thinking they are still wounds,” says Br. Jack Crowley from the Society of St. John the Evangelist. Or we can look at the scars as reminders that we have been healed. “We can smile with the wrinkles around our eyes.”

Read the sermon.

From Society of St.John the Evangelist.

The History of the Journey

The Israelites remembered their salvation journey in the history psalms. These they told to their children as they recalled and celebrated how God formed them as a people.  We too can tell the stories of our journey.

Find the material for week 3, the storytelling psalms, of our “God’s People Speak to God” study here.

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