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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

The Good Samaritan – Prayerful Tuesday

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  Luke 10:33-35 “A Samaritan traveling the road came on him. When he saw the man’s condition, his heart went out to him. He gave him first aid, disinfecting and bandaging his wounds. Then he lifted him onto his donkey, led him to an inn, and made him comfortable. In the morning he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take good care of him. If it costs any more, put it on my bill—I’ll pay you on my way back.’ The Message) I have watched the news media’s reports on desperate flights of Syrian’s and Iraqi’s to Europe with a breaking heart.  I have donated funds to the Week of Compassion for their relief drive but it hasn’t helped the pain in my chest.  This morning’s meditation scripture was the Good Samaritan and it seeded so appropriate for me right no

In The Beginning . . . – Prayerful Tuesday

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Genesis 1:1a In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, Genesis 1-2:4 The Message (MSG) 1 1-2 First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss. 3-5 God spoke: “Light!” And light appeared. God saw that light was good and separated light from dark. God named the light Day, he named the dark Night. It was evening, it was morning— Day One. 6-8 God spoke: “Sky! In the middle of the waters; separate water from water!” God made sky. He separated the water under sky from the water above sky. And there it was: he named sky the Heavens; It was evening, it was morning— Day Two. 9-10 God spoke: “Separate! Water-beneath-H