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Leavetaking and homecoming
The LORD had said to Abraham, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you."
Photograph: Stephen Wood
Landscapes and the soul
What imprints have landscapes made on your soul?
Photograph: Hill and village scene, Elaine Li (unsplash.com)
Jesus and the archetypes
All of life is archetypal. Jesus has therefore within himself all the patterns of being, relating, growing and ministering that all people have.
Picture: Simeon's song, Rembrandt
Lord, transform our prejudice, nurture our growth, deepen our questions, widen our view, challenge our comforts.
May our thoughts make us explorers.
Picture: Stamp, wikicommons
Generativity and stagnation
Caring is the greatest thing, caring matters most. Frederick von Hugel
Picture: Kneeling man planting,1881. Vincent van Gogh
Creating space between people. Henri Nouwen
Picture: Light of the world, Holman Hunt
What is my characteristic style of coping with endings?
Home (and the vision of wholeness)
What and where is home?
Picture: Montfoucault, 1874 Camille Pissarro
Hospitality and the Eucharist
Eucharist living. Liturgy and life.
Picture: Supper at Emmaus,1602, Caravaggio
In and through the body
The body is a doorway into inner space or presence.
Picture: Annunciation, Fra Angelico,
It's not about you
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
At the end of the day, how do you know you have done enough? Pete Edwards
Photo: Tangle of railway lines José Martín (unsplash.com)
Mapping the journey
I need to be humbled, cooked in the tears of loss for any deeper life to emerge.
And there was a new voice, which you slowly recognised as your own.
Roger Housden on a Mary Oliver poem
Picture: In front of the Isle Tudy, Maxime Maufra
What does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah
Picture: Coalmine in the Borinage, 1879. van Gogh
The cup of life
Meditations on the mingling of joy and sorrow.
True self and false self
Somewhere, somehow, we began to live as if we were separate, alone and in danger. Once afraid, we constructed a self out of that fear and have been steadfastly defending it ever since. Kabir Helminski
Picture: Sunlit bush, Lukasz Szmigiel (unsplash.com)