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  • Each Hour a Miracle
  • Posted by ktahimsa_gmail_com on March 12, 2023 at 4:34 pm in reply to: Sunday March 12: Come to Living Water #133824

    I felt called by this sentence from this week’s reflection:

    “By habit we return and return to the wells we know, but by awakened choice we can open ourselves to living waters that carry us beyond the well-worn ways of thinking and being. ”

    I’ve been guilty of staying in my comfort zone–thinking of myself as holding enlightened attitudes, but when someone is expressing anger, I tend to shut down and keep silent (and stop listening). Especially if I’m the person they’re angry with! But recently I’ve found myself more willing to listen. I try to understand. And even if I can’t understand, “just listening” seems to help. We think listening is too simple–it’s not a “solution”–a bias from our quick-fix culture. But if we listen, we’re saying “I’m willing to be with you in this.” Everyone needs to feel heard. It’s a powerful act of love.

    Posted by ktahimsa_gmail_com on April 4, 2021 at 6:56 pm in reply to: Easter Sunday April 4: Light, Life, Love #113523

    Two things: first, your security measures almost kept me from getting to this forum at all, and I got lost navigating my way to this email to make a comment. (It was awful. I don’t think I will attempt it again.) If you’ve had problems with people “hacking into” your website, I’m sorry to hear it.

    All of this because I wanted to thank you for the link to the Easter Oratorio. I was not familiar with this piece of music. I actually left the original video and found one that played the entire oratorio without interruption. Wonderful! I researched the oratorio to find out what it was about, and it’s the scene in the scriptures when Mary Magdalene and Mary of James are finding the empty tomb with Peter and John. So they are the quartet, and the choir are the rest of the apostles (and presumably, us).

    (Since this is probably the only time I will leave a comment on the forum), I’ll end by saying that I greatly enjoy the artwork posted with the emails for visio divina, and the occasional videos for musica divina. And I particularly liked today’s reflections, and always find them thoughtful. Many thanks.

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