Lent 5 – the task of double living


Image: Rise Up, Lazarus (Death Has No Power Here)
© Jan Richardson

“On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living,
that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also,
in our own, to the world.” 

Quote: Henry David Thoreau

Lent 3- Healing


Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.

Quote: Pema Chödrön

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