To Grow in Wisdom and Understanding. . .

Reflecting on the encounter I had last week led me to a deeper understanding of the situation I find myself in today.  I am grateful for the painful experience of bumping up against another person’s boundary.  What I am learning about myself as I turn my gaze inward has less to do with that encounter,Continue reading “To Grow in Wisdom and Understanding. . .”

Self-knowing

I begin my contemplation of Psalm 59 not with the beautiful opening I shared last week, but the second stanza which calls for an honest look at self.  Forgiveness is a process of inner healing, for both the one asking forgiveness and the one being asked. Ultimately, for me, forgiveness is a gift from God.Continue reading “Self-knowing”

Contemplation

My birthday passed last week, always a time for celebration and reflection.  I have a tradition of reading the psalm of my age every year, so this year is Psalm 59.  I acquired this tradition on my 30th birthday from a dear friend, Sister Elaine Roulet, CSJ.  The Book of Psalms in the Torah orContinue reading “Contemplation”

Be Still, and Know. . .

Lately, I have been thinking of Psalm 46, even before it showed up on Monday in my daily readings.  It is a powerful psalm of God’s abiding presence and protection.  We need not fear . . .    It has been an encouraging meditation for me during these days of uncertainty and exhaustion.  As I prayedContinue reading “Be Still, and Know. . .”