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Sunrise on Sabbath

Sunrise on Sabbath

spiritual practice
A reflection chosen especially for justice workers. Hold onto the mystery and stay awake. An exchange between a master and a disciple... Student: Is there anything I can do to make myself Enlightened? Master: As little as you can do to make the sun rise in the morning. Student: Then of what use are the spiritual exercises you prescribe? Master: To make sure you are not asleep when the sun begins to rise.  Anthony DeMello in Kathleen Dowling Singh's The Grace in Dying, A Message of Hope, Comfort and Spiritual Transformation ... Jesus: I am going over there to pray. You sit here while I’m at prayer. 37 Then He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee with Him, and He grew sorrowful and deeply distressed. Jesus: 38 My soul is overwhelmed with grief, to the point of death. Stay here and k

Mindfulness, Mercy, and Remembering (An Advent Reflection)

Advent, contemplation, Lectionary, Scripture, spirit, Spirituality
“My soul glorifies the Lord 47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, 49     for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. 50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. 51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. 52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. 53 He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. 54 He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful 55 to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.” (Luke 1:46b-55) In reading the M