A Prayer for Containment

March 18th, 2020|Comments Off on A Prayer for Containment

When we are tempted to be fearful, teach us peace. When we are tempted to hoard, teach us generosity. When we want to look only to the wellbeing of our own family, teach us to expand our care.

Taking Up An Iconic Life 

March 16th, 2020|Comments Off on Taking Up An Iconic Life 

“Go ahead,” my friend Ernie said to me, “choose any one you would like.” I looked down into the plastic container that he held in front of me while admiring the many small wooden crosses he had crafted.

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