I’m back from eight days away on silent retreat at Eastern Point Retreat House. I am grateful to you for your prayers and excited to hear and read what everyone has been up to in my absence. I’ll be back on schedule with my “Scripture Saturday” post tomorrow, on the lectionary readings for this weekend, and plan to have more reflections from the retreat up next week. Love to you all –
Now is the time
Now is the time to know that all you do is sacred. Now, why not consider a lasting truce with yourself and God. Now is the time to understand that all your ideas of right and wrong were just a child’s training wheels to be laid aside when you can finally live with veracity and love. … My dear, please tell me, why do you still throw sticks at your heart and God? What is it in that sweet voice inside that incites you to fear? Now is the time for the world to know that every thought and action is sacred. This is the time for you to deeply compute the impossibility that there is anything but Grace. Now is the season to know that everything you do is sacred. – Hafiz
Hafiz and silent retreats: the perfect combination.
I knew you would approve.