Lurking

“Whatever may be the tensions and the stresses of a particular day, there is always lurking close at hand the trailing beauty of forgotten joy or unremembered peace.” Howard Thurman

How do you pay attention to the “trailing beauty”?

Fulfillment

“And blessed is she who believed there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord. And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…” Luke 1:45-46

How do you respond in soul and spirit?

It happened once

Remembering that it happened once,
We cannot turn away the thought,
As we go out, cold, to our barns
Toward the long night’s end, that we
Ourselves are living in the world
It happened in when it first happened… ~ Wendell Berry

Where do your thoughts turn?

Camino

“Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen.” ~ Linda Hogan

What do you hear this Advent season?

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?

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?