Sunday April 28: Known and Nurtured

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    • Posted by pbegeman on April 26, 2024 at 6:16 pm #144040

      To Practice

      • Pray these passages again in the manner of Lectio Divina, speaking them out loud to engage your senses and affirm them in your being. Can you feel the goodness of the Gardener, caring for and nurturing you?
      • Take your practice outside and spend time observing the connectedness of the trees and their branches. Feel the ground under yourself. Breathe in the fresh air that the plants give us. Settle into your practice and take time to reflect afterwards, either silently or in your journal.
      • Reflect on when it’s hard to trust the Gardener to prune, shape, and nurture you. You may wish to listen to this song. Reflect or journal insights or what stirs in your heart.

      You may re-read the full email reflection here:

    • Posted by Frank Pendola on April 28, 2024 at 1:33 pm #144070

      Thomas’s words from The Human Condition hit home for me.

      I am reminded that this journey takes us “EVER DEEPER!”

      When I begin to take pride in my “progress”, another challenge, another opportunity for growth comes along and I see myself and my attitude reflected back to me through another- and I am humbled …again.

      These meditations on the Word are so helpful- especially on Sunday.

      I go to the Liturgy with the ear of my heart a little more open.

      Frank Pendola

    • Posted by linda rhead on May 1, 2024 at 8:09 pm #144234

      Reflecting on when it is hard to trust the Gardener to prune, shape, and nurture me, one question arose: when is it not hard? It is hard when I think I am on top of my game spiritually; it is not hard when I am broken, afraid, disillusioned, hurt. Easier to allow the Gardener to prune what is dead, bind what is hurt and nurture me when I am least able to do for myself. <3 linda

      • Posted by pbegeman on May 1, 2024 at 8:18 pm #144235

        Poetically and well-said, Linda.  I love that you asked ‘when is it not hard?’. Thank you for your intentional participation and for sharing in community so faithfully. – Pamela

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