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Love’s pure light

“This is the greatness, the goodness, the wonder, the impossibility of the Gospel, that it asks of all of us something we – alone, apart, separate – cannot do! Only by living in love, in communion… do we find, every once in a while, a love flowing through us and toward us and from us that is bigger than our own.” ~Richard Rohr


bless the space and step in

Just back from some wonderful days with old and new friends at the ELCA Greater Milwaukee Synod’s Fall Theological Conference. Pastor Sarah Ciavarri walked with us through Brené Brown’s “Daring Greatly” material. What does vulnerability look like in church leadership?

I am grateful for tears-shared, goosebumps-lifted, soulful moments, places and spaces of vulnerability that marked these days as good, very good.

The image holds notes from a talk by Grunewald Guild founder Liz Caemmerer as we were preparing for a labyrinth walk in community. Somehow this morning the essence of this image also touches vulnerability.