Today is a day of earthiness and remembrance. Today as Christ washes our feet we can come as we are: dirty, smelly, and calloused.
Buddhism’s Lenten challenge for us.
The reality of the present moment is hard to face, but that’s where God’s grace is.
When we look at the face of the poor, we’re reminded of our own power and privilege. Yet it’s the poor who teach us about our powerlessness and how to live a life of mercy.
God’s messages seem to come in threes for Teresa, and in the little creatures of nature.
The hope of Emmanuel appears in the stories of our lives.
“Perhaps we are being called to remain with these suffering people, in silence, with no words, allowing the spirit of the God of abundant life to move within each of us.”
The trees and leaves teach us about glorifying God and being ourselves in any season.
“See, I make all things new,” God says. Goodness and beauty can even spring forth from the brokenness within a family.