This Advent I’m receiving email devotions from “Keep Watch with Me: A Daily Advent Reader for Peacemakers.”
These are two of the journaling images inspired by the writings.
pondering the mystery that somehow today, this day in between death and life, life is still…
The Gospel liberates the inner light of love; and love can hold paradox.
I am moved by the mystery of how light is both particle and wave, depending on the questions you ask of light. I don’t pretend to understand what that means. Somehow I trust that Love has the power to hold that mystery.
“[T]he Mercy, which we experience here as power, intelligence, purposive goodness, is really none other than the mystical body of Christ of which we are, inevitably and inalienably, living cells.” ~Cynthia Bourgeault, Mystical Hope
“The body of Christ, the body of hope, the Mercy: they are all one and the same thing. They are the unknown heart of God flung outward in accessible form so that nothing contained within that great outpouring can ever be lost or disappear — no idea, no possibility, no creature, no loved one.” ~Cynthia Bourgeault, Mystical Hope
pondering those moments of time that somehow invite us toward something bigger
“The full of the moon and the sliver are always one.” ~Cynthia Bourgeault
“Receptive, flowing people are the ones who change the world and transform history. Their possibilities are limitless, because they do not let any seeming barriers stop their path; in fact they well up from within until they can surmount any obstacle. ‘Be like water’ is a good piece of advice. ~Richard Rohr, Daily Meditation
Oh, to be about this work first.
Chesed (mercy) ~ “a bond, an infallible link of love that holds the created and uncreated realms together” ~Cynthia Bourgeault, Mystical Hope