Might today be a gentle reminder to focus more on the “Light” than the “Shadows?”
thanksgiving for so many blessings during these challenging times
between seasons of summer and winter, is an opportunity to balance energies between mind, body and spirit.
As I contemplate the role of compassion in my life and within the communities where I live and work, I have become acutely aware of the lack of compassion within and around me.
Yes, recovery is possible today due to many advances in the understanding of mental illnesses as “bio-chemical brain disease.”
Revisiting the fact that, in the Bible, the words, “Fear not” or “Do not be afraid” are found 365 times. It encourages me to lean on signs of trust, compassion, mercy, hope amid times of desolation. How does this scriptural reminder touch your heart?
How might prayer shawls be everyday reminders of God’s love, compassion and mercy?
Join me in contemplating the role of compassion in our lives and within the communities where we live and work.
Next week, on January 17, we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr Day and remember the great leadership of another human “star” whose life models courage, perseverance and truth…whose words “light” our paths toward peace, justice and equality.
I turn to the constancy, comfort and beauty of the Natural world to calm my mind, body and spirit. I am in awe of the frequent, grace-filled teachings that our Creator offers through Nature.