convicted by silence

 

Correct with kindness and love
but also with zeal and holy freedom.
If you do not speak out,
if you do not sound the alarm
when it is needed,
you will be justly convicted
by your silence.


Quote: St. Mary Euphrasia
PHOTO: Igor Ovsyannykov

wishing for a safe nest…

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A bird is safe in its nest — but that is not what its wings are made for.

We fly with wings that make us unique – each of us.

Out of our safety zone, we stretch to seek solidarity, speak out for equality, and compassionately gather the lost and deserted.

These wings carry us further than ever imagined and so we must learn to fly, living each moment by faith.

It would be so easy to stay nestled in the safety of all that is familiar. Yet within the warmth and comfort of that nest we grow to understand its importance.

We must fly to ensure the same safety for all.


Quote: Amit Ray
Photo: David Clode

the gift of starting over

thank you, David Kanigan

Live & Learn

And we want to live right where black oaks lived,
Once very quietly and still…
Because we are imperfect and love so
Deeply we will never have enough days,
We need the gift of starting over, beginning
Again: just this constant good, this
Saving hope.

~ Nancy Shaffer, from Because We Spill Not Only Milk from Instructions in Joy 


Notes – Poem: Thank you Beth @ Alive on All Channels. Photo: Franz Wallner with Black Oak

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Direction

 

In each of us, there is a little voice that knows exactly which way to go.

ALICE WALKER