When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful.
- Barbara Bloom
A list, in which I am grateful:
- filling notebooks, slow and painful it may be
- roots in the common spaces, in the common Faith
- the sacrament of burnt pancakes
- grocery shopping as prayer and benediction
- Ira Glass, my interim pastor the last month (I went to church at NPR, more on this soon)
- this swiftly tilting planet, the overgrowth on the path that drips like slippery moonbeam
- days of awe
The best I read this week from you:
- "Truth isn’t the heavy-handed Papa here to lay down the discipline. Real truth sets free, truth invites, truth locks hands with grace, kisses love, and outlasts all of the fashionable Facebook rants and fear-baiting rhetoric, all of the splinter-spotting by the plank-in-the-eye crowd." In which I tell you the truth about telling the truth by Sarah
- "The paradox in all this hurt is the way I heave and sigh when churches I attend offer communion. It could take a lifetime to unpack the reasons why. My current church has offered healing by way of its reverent approach to the sacrament. Our hearts are prepared, our souls laid bare, and only then can we process forward and partake." I Wanted to Take Communion by Leigh
- "I spent a lot of time this fall sitting in chairs, staring out the window, believing somewhere deep inside that if I stayed still long enough, God would speak the answer. That it would be quiet but unmistakable." Pray About It by Addie
And, as always, an old post from me:
Share with me: I was sparse this week with everything going on here, what was your best post this week, or whom did you read that I didn't?