Observing

“Be still. Take time to really observe before you step. Vigilantly seek to see and uncover the universe of relationships that is in place before you step. Recognize that you are in relationship with the setting…” ~ John Paul Lederach, The Moral Imagination

How do you notice connections?

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?

Entering

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?

Change

I began this blog almost two years ago as the pandemic shut down life and shifted my work for a Louisville Institute Grant. As Covid restrictions are easing and we find new rhythms, I am moving to posting three days a week (MWF).

What are you letting go off as we are shifting out of the pandemic?

Ruptured

The journey of reconciliation is grounded in a call to see and encounter the rupture of this world so truthfully that we are literally slowed down. We are called to a space where … we are called to learn the anguished cry of lament. … it is the cry of those who see the truth of the world’s deep wounds and the cost of seeking peace. It is the prayer of those who are deeply disturbed by the way things are. ~ Katangole/Rice, Reconciling all things

Where do you learn lament?