Oh, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person: having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them out. Just as they are – chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away. Dinah Maria (Murlock) Craik, 1826-1887
What does a person want?
I believe, as one of Jan Karon’s books is so aptly titled, we want to be somewhere safe with somebody good.
But what does that mean?
Continue reading “Somewhere safe with somebody good”
I have been so grateful to be in Arizona this month.
Especially because the desert – a place of preparation & purification – has been very fitting as we’ve entered the Lenten Season.
Traditionally, the desert has been a place of preparation & purification for Abraham, Moses, Jesus and so many others in our Sacred Tradition.
Why? Because what is in the desert?
“Not a whole lot!”
(Said a kind priest to me recently.)
Continue reading “at the well”
Just claiming a few priorities…
We can serve others well when we actively decide to take on the role of a servant.
This seems obvious, but missing this step can lead to doing more harm than good.
When we study the life of Jesus, we find countless examples where he took on the role of the servant. From choosing to wash the feet of his disciples to the very decision of coming to earth and living as an ordinary human, Christ continually humbled himself for the sake of others and switched places with people, most times in the lowliest of positions.
Are we placing into Service those who are willing to do the same?
hugs n’ blessings to all those who value the meaning of Service.
“Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.”
– Matthew 10:39