On Sunday evening our family gathered around a small glass jar and mixed soil with ashes and buried wheat berries beneath the humus then doused the mixture with water and processed around the yard then through the corridors of our house singing a song about Jesus entering Jerusalem riding on a donkey, preparing himself to(…)
It’s Holy week and Jesus journey towards the cross has begun. Many of us have already processed around the church on Palm Sunday, and bought our Easter eggs and hot crossed buns, diverting our attention from the real meaning of Easter to its commercialized version. How many of us are sucked in? What is the(…)
I just came across this beautiful prayer by Joseph Tetlow, author of Making Choices in Christ and Choosing Christ in the World, on the Ignatian Spirituality website. I love breath prayers and this is particularly moving as we move through Holy week. The prayer is a contemporary paraphrase of the Anima Christi. Nothing like anticipation to keep us going.(…)
Let us enter the city of God today, Rejoicing with the son of God. Let us join the throngs of expectant followers, And shout for joy at Christ’s coming. Let us walk with Jesus towards the cross, Longing still for things unseen. For justice, and mercy and freedom. Let us stumble along the path Christ(…)
“Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.” — Ephesians 4:31-32 (NRSV) The sins of others, Those I can see, That of sisters and brothers, With brokenness like(…)
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Here in the Pacific NW, it is time to get out into the garden and start planning, planting and enjoying. Not surprisingly I am deep into every catalogue and new book I can find on gardening. And this year there are lots of them because every man and his dog seems to have joined the(…)
– Andy Wade – Some of you have been following the developments in our family’s backyard garden. Transforming our backyard from grass to sanctuary has enriched our table as well as our souls. It’s a place of quiet, of reflection, of prayer, and where God can teach us about the intricate patterns and relationships in(…)