From beneath

“There is a quiet courage that comes from an inward spring of confidence in the meaning and significance of life. Such courage is an underground river, flowing far beneath the shifting events of one’s experience, keeping alive a thousand little springs of action.” ~ Howard Thurman

How does your inner spring bubble up?

Who are the prophets

“Who are the prophets? They are royal people, who penetrate mystery and see with the spirit’s eyes. In illuminating darkness they speak out. They are living, penetrating clarity. They are a blossom blooming only on the shoot that is rooted in the flood of light.” ~ Gabriele Uhlein OSF, Meditations with Hildegard of Bingen

At the edges

“At the edges of our borders you wait, and at the territorial lines you linger, because the place where we touch beyond our boundaries is where you take your delight.

And when we learn to read the landscape of our fears, and when we come to know the terrain of every sorrow, then will we turn our fences into bridges and our borders into paths of peace.“ ~ Jan Richardson, Night Visions

What edge of yours is God waiting at?

Not far

Dare to

declare

who you

are. It

isn’t

far from

the shores

of silence

to the

boundaries

of speech.

The road

is not

long but

the way

is deep.

And you

must not

only

walk there,

you must

be prepared

to leap. ~ Nicola Slee

Are you prepared?

Sunlit path

“This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism… Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr., I have a dream

Where does the sunlit path lead you?