Some morning journaling time with a page awaiting completion led to an invitation outside. See the burning bush at the lower left of the second photo? When I got closer, I realized there were white blossoms on it, just doing their thing, opening to Love. Perhaps I should have removed my slippers… they’re quite wet now. 🙂
“Break down in me the barricades of death / And tear the veil in two with your last breath.” ~from Malcolm Guite’s poem, Cleansing the Temple, https://malcolmguite.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/holy-week-tuesday-cleansing-the-temple-4/
I am fascinated by the concept of the veil, that thing that separates, being torn and revealing… I don’t know… the Christ mystery (?) that holds all things together in a different (unimaginable?) way.
And further, somehow Malcolm’s words “with your last breath” cause me to wonder about breath pointing us toward the practice of tearing the veil ~ not only “last” as in “final”… also last as in previous, the breath that just happened without any fanfare.
“From within this loving relationship [the Trinity], the Christ came forth to draw us back (through the enfleshed Jesus) to where we all originally came from.” ~Richard Rohr Daily Meditation
In Christ all things hold together. ~Colossians 1:17
“May I be the tiniest nail in the house of the universe, tiny but useful.” ~Mary Oliver, Upstream
From Richard Rohr Daily Meditations: “The choice to divest oneself of comfort and safety, to stand with the marginalized and affirm their dignity, seems more important than ever. That has always been the Christ path…” ~Ellen Haroutunian, https://cac.org/helen-haroutunian-2017-02-28/
“[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
“Make us your building, sheltering others, walls made of living stone.” ~Bernadette Farrell, Christ, Be Our Light
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
“The utter vulnerability of silence” is a phrase from a recent Richard Rohr Daily Meditation that caught my attention, so I gave it a home in my journaling.
Later I added “echoes Christ.”
It’s a mystery to me why this image on silence is one that I’m choosing to share, especially after a weekend that was about women giving voice to an alternative vision.
The utter vulnerability of silence echoes Christ.
I do know that when my own activity is rooted in the quiet, I tend to be more true to who I am and act with more intention toward what I believe.
May we all have the courage to both enter the silence and echo the Christ in our lives.