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Tomorrow You’ll Be Brave – Prayerful Tuesday

Tomorrow You’ll Be Brave – Prayerful Tuesday

Anticipation, autonomy, Change, courage, curiosity, doubt, Failing, faith, Fear, Gratitude, Holy Mystery, Intention, journey, Lectio Divina, listen, meditation, mindfulness, prayer, Prayer Practice, Risks, Rumi, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Sufi, trust, Voice of the Divine
Tomorrow you'll be brave, you say? Fool! Dive today From the cliff of what you know into what you can't know. You fear the rocks? Better men than you have died on them; Dying on Love's rocks is nobler than a life of death. - Jalal-ud-Din Rumi (Translated by Andrew Harvey from A Year of Rumi, Daily OM, May 7, 2016 ) It is always “tomorrow” for me, I always want to put off taking that risk until tomorrow.  Maybe that is why this saying of Rumi’s means so much to me that I want to share it with you.  This week I am offering Rumi’s saying for meditation with Lectio Divina. Place yourself in a comfortable position and allow yourself to become silent. Focus for a few moments on your breathing; or use a “prayer word” or “prayer phrase" as you gently and gradually center your
To Love is to be like God – Prayerful Tuesday

To Love is to be like God – Prayerful Tuesday

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“And of His Signs is that He created mates for you from yourselves that you might find peace of mind in them, and He put between you love and compassion al-Qur'an 30.21 With one silent laugh You tilted the night And the garden ran with stars. - Jalal-ud-Din Rumi To love someone, especially someone who doesn’t expect you to love them, may be the most important of the spiritual practices.  Love is a grace of God given freely to all and as Oscar Hammerstein wrote “Love in your heart isn’t put there to stay. Love isn’t love till you give it away.” God put love in our hearts to be shared with all creation, not just humanity but animals, flowers, and yes, even rocks.  To truly love is as close as we get to being the image of God. This week share your love with a family mem