- Sunday March 20: Living Water, Living Grace
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[excerpt from email]: “In contemplative practice … we believe that Christ is in the center of the circle imparting to each the special graces each one needs. The participants are pooling their silence, so to speak, so that everyone gathered there can drink from this marvelous well of living water that rises up from the center of the circle. Silence in this context is liturgy of an exalted kind. We do not say or do anything, but we engage in a special kind of action that might be called alert receptivity.”- Thomas Keating, The Better Part
Sunday March 20: Living Water, Living Grace
The affirmation I carry this week is “trust the Mystery”. On one level the Samaritan woman had a distrust of Jesus: “how can you?” Only when the conversation deepens and Jesus makes her known to herself can she trust Jesus. Trust, then proclaim her trust to her village. This week, I trust the Mystery to provide opportunities to proclaim my trust as well. <3 linda
- This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by linda rhead.
What caught my initial attention on this 3rd Sunday of Lent, was Keating’s phrase: “The participants are pooling their silence…….” Here in Saskatchewan what is heavy on our hearts is reconciliation with our Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Metis). The delegation is on its way to a meeting with Pope Francis March 28-April 1. Below is what appeared in Crux Now. We also have a deep connection with the Ukraine; many settled here and have family there; we have a significant sharing of cultural resources. So together we hold on to each other.
Canada indigenous demand Church admit role in ‘genocide,’ rescind colonization edicts: https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-americas/2022/03/canada-indigenous-demand-church-admit-role-in-genocide-rescind-colonization-edicts/
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