Who is the God I worship?

The faith that moves mountains counts on the impossible and knows how to read the signs of the times that announce the possibility of a new tune instead of the old refrain. Eboussi Boulaga, Cameroonian Philosopher

What new tunes are you discovering?

Landscapes

God’s people spent much of their transforming journey in the wilderness. Sometimes that outer landscape is reflected within us. At other times we can find rest in our soul in the midst of the upheavals around us.

What does your inner landscape look like these days?

Movement

“Movement forward, movement towards God and one another requires that we examine our most difficult questions, our most painful stories and the ways in which we shield ourselves from living fully in the attempt to protect ourselves from pain or suffering”  Shawna Bowman

What are the questions and stories that are most difficult? What are the hidden wounds that keep us from living fully?

Settling our body

“Gather together a large group of unsettled bodies – or assemble a group of bodies and then unsettle them – and you get a mob or a riot. But bring a large group of settled bodies together and you have a potential movement – and a potential force for tremendous good in the world. A calm, settled body is the foundation for health, for healing, for helping others, and for changing the world. ” Resmaa Menakem, My Grandmother’s Hands

How do we settle ourselves in these unsettled times?

the country hardens

In the stiffened air the country hardens

into black and white, trees and snow.

Nothing moves but us warm-blooded ones…

Wendell Berry, in “A Small Porch

Why do these opening lines not let me go as I ponder this world frozen by a virus, held in the suffocating grasp of slavery in ever changing constructs of racism?