Unite the light

How does trauma reverberate within you and through your community five years after the Charlottesville events of August 12?

How do you recognize all the creative ways your community has pulled together to take a stance against racism?

How do you recommit yourself to continue to work toward beloved community?

~ with gratitude for the ongoing work of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective

Sabbath rhythm

“God tackled the job of creating in chunks, leaving rhythmic space between evening and morning, between beginnings and endings…” ~ Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

How do you create the in between spaces?


May my mind come alive today
To the invisible geography
That invites me to new frontiers,
To break the dead shell of yesterdays,

To risk being disturbed and changed.” ~ John O’Donohue

What draws your eye as you enter the day?

Don’t know

“The difference between confusion and ‘don’t know’ is that confusion can only see one way out and that way is blocked, while ‘don’t know’ is open to miracles and insights.” ~ Joyce Rupp

What “don’t know” opens paths of curiosity?

Positive peace

“I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizens’ Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr, Letter from Birmingham Jail

What peace to you work toward?

Consciously active

“To take a consciously active role in the shaping of the future is a call to be uncomfortable and displaced.… The call to be pilgrims is louder now than ever before.“ ~ Evelyn Woodward, Poets, Prophets & Pragmatist

How are you consciously active?