The Friday afternoon door…


This is the bright home.
In which I live,
This is where?
I ask.
My friends.
To come,
This is where I want to love all things.
It is taking me so long.
To learn to love.

Quote: David Whyte, the House of Belonging 
Image: Pinterest

Good Friday

If you can’t sleep, get up. Make tea. Pray. If you can’t pray, pray anyway. Light a candle. Kneel. Watch. If you can’t watch, watch anyway.

There are hares looking for food. And there are sleeping robins beyond the dark window. There are burrowing things burrowing.

There is this posture, this story, this practice, that – even if nothing else holds you – holds you.


Quote: Pádraig Ó Tuama, Irish poet, creator of the beautiful podcast Poetry Unbound

Image: source unknown

Credits to Karl Duffy @mindfulbalance

Maundy Thursday

‘Say it’s here where our pieces fall in place
We can fear, ’cause the feeling’s fine to betray
Where our water isn’t hidden
We can burn and be forgiven
Where our hands hurt from healing
We can laugh without a reason
‘Cause the sun isn’t only sinking fast
Every moon and our bodies make shining glass
Where the time of our lives is all we have
And we get a chance to say Before we ease away
For all the love you’ve left behind
You can have mine’
The table welcomes the strong and the injured, the lost and the discovered. By example, we are reminded no one is greater. By example, we are shown the importance of caring for one another.
Be creative, and stretch your imagination – the table could look like a truck bed. The gathering could reach from the forest to the city. Seekers are everywhere.

John 13:1-17, 31b-35 – After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord–and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.

Video and lyrics: Call It Dreaming, Iron & Wine 

Holy Wednesday

“At times we will be asked to let go of things that we have always wanted to keep for ourselves, or things that we would never have thought that we would to have to let go of, such as the loss of a loved one or the betrayal of a dear friend. A tree never hesitates to shake off her leaves during fall, and so we must take another lesson given to us by the nature: let go when it is time. Although such losses can be difficult and painful, rise above this suffering. Focus within your mind, the image of the Lotus prospering above mud. We are the lotus; rise above.”

Quote: Forrest Curran, Purple Buddha Project: Purple Book of Self-Love
Photo by
Jason Leung on Unsplash

John 13:21-32 –  the betrayal of Judas

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