Saturday, June 19
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Tag: Welcoming

Daily Practice 2017.09.25 – What will you bring into the light today?

Daily Practice 2017.09.25 – What will you bring into the light today?

Meditation Today (and until September 30th), I will be sharing inspiration from our sibling publication, The BeZine. Our issue this month is a pre-quel to our big event, 100,000 Poets for Change - a worldwide event of local poets and artists coming together to share their creations on peace, sustainability, and social justice. We will be holding a virtual event at The BeZine. You can read more about it here. Today, I'm inspired by W. H. Auden's Refugee Blues. Auden's Refugee Blues is specifically about the Jews and Nazi Germany/Hitler. However, it is eerily reminiscent of the way we treat refugees today. I wonder if we zipped out undocumented immigrant and zipped in refugee...would it make a difference in our discourse? Say this city has ten million souls, Some are living in mansions...
Welcoming the Stranger – Prayerful Tuesday

Welcoming the Stranger – Prayerful Tuesday

awareness, Blessings, courage, discarded, Equality, Face of God, faith, faithfulness, Food, generosity, Gospel of Matthew, Gratitude, heart, homeless, Hope, Hospitality, hunger, injustice, Intention, justice, kindness, Love, prayer, Prayer Practice, Scripture, Seeing the Holy Spirit, spiritual practice, Theology, Welcoming the other
“for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me”. – Matthew 25:35 I apologize for being late today, but, just returned from the Westar Institute Spring Meeting held in Santa Rosa CA.  I returned a day late because I adopted the cute little fellow above. I ended up staying an extra day to bond with my new little friend before we made the long drive home. You may be wondering how adopting a dog from shelter is related to a theological meeting but it does fit in quite well actually. A major theme of the meeting was hospitality, the welcoming of the other into our midst.  That other may be someone from a different culture, race, faith tradition, age, or gender.  It also means welcoming the non-human ...