to be alone

 

“I have been thinking about the different ways in which we experience being alone. The pandemic has shown us how we are each a separate reality within ourselves, separated by six feet at all times, even from those we would wish to greet with an embrace. It has forced many of us into isolation: that same state used as a punishment in prisons and a means of grace in monasteries. Some of us are alone and lonely while others are alone and at peace. Perhaps for the first time we are discovering what community really means.

If you are experiencing the separateness with difficulty, I pray the Spirit may open a door for you. If you are content on your mountaintop, I pray the Spirit to help you find what you are seeking. However you are faring in the empty spaces between us, may you find a welcoming community (here), whether by chance or by choice.”


Quote: Steven Charleston
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The season when memories come…

as 2017 ‘steps now into memory…’

 

It was not the best of years, the one that steps now into memory,
but we can leave that in the care of the ancestors, to sort out and to put right,
while we walk on to see what tomorrow brings, a new chance to use what we have learned.
May you find what you seek. May your healing be complete.
May you change your direction. May you discover your place to be.
Time is only a line drawn in sand. Life is a spirit flying in starlight.
When you cross from one to the other, do not look back,
but fix your heart on the light you see, rising to meet you on a familiar horizon.


Quote: Steven Charleston
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Following the thread…


Quote: Bishop Steven Charleston