Holy Week is filled with stories. How easy it can be to think these are stories from long ago.
The olive tree, the olive branch… symbols of peace – then and now.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, pray for the peace of Syria… pray for peace.
Door of the day… (Old City, Jerusalem Olive Tree, Pinterest)
No doors to close or ceilings to contain – room for the wind and spirit to move, drawing seekers near. On faith we enter this sacred space.
Through it may we find renewal and inspiration.
“I can hear the hush.” – reflection on my Facebook page as I shared this morning’s ‘door’. Recently I have come noticed more postings with quotes having about silence. Silence and its ability to calm and heal the unsettled heart.
We are living in a time when unsettled hearts are too common. Seek the places/moments where a hush can be heard. May the brief quiet bring calm.
Live in the present.
Do the things that need to be done.
Do all the good you can each day.
The future will unfold.
In the midst of chaos there is a common cry… what can we do? Over the last few weeks an energy has stirred. An energy of shared inspiration and a vision for action. I am reminded of my college years when we were vocal about reducing nuclear arms – vocal and active. We knew the danger and we marched to make a difference.
Today we know so much more. We can get information anytime, anywhere. Scary things are surfacing. Things that we suspected back in the 80s but only now see their truth before us. While living through this unsettling change, seeds of distrust are being planted to separate us.
And so, what must we do to believe in one another and believe we can make a difference? Action is called for. In the public square and our neighborhoods. No answer will come to us with ease. As the work is demanding how do we gather energy and find Peace?
One idea- balance the hard work with kindness and acts of compassion.
‘Do all the good you can each day. For the future will unfold.’
For over a year I have posted doors on my Facebook page – a different door each day. That’s 365+. Each has offered a way for the viewer to reflect.
Such as this…
Door of the day… (Cyprus entrance Kykkos monastery -Pinterest) A peaceful entrance into sacred space- may we find our own entrance into a place of peace. Our concerns are always near – let us take this time to renew our faith and commitment to compassion and justice.