Blessing

Blessing

In our religious language, a very frequently used word is “blessing,” or “bless.”  It is most formally connected with our ritual and the action of a priest.  There is a blessing at the end of Eucharist.  There are other occasions when we might ask a priest to pray a...
Dynamic Flow of Love

Dynamic Flow of Love

I am thinking about God. A big and mysterious topic! Depending on how we were raised and what we were taught, the topic of God may bring all sorts of images to our minds and imaginations.  As I consider these things, my mind wanders to the topic of church...
Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Next Monday we again celebrate Memorial Day.  This day has several meanings for people.  The primary one remains the honoring of those who have died in war.  And then with that we associate the memory of all who have served the country, and who have not necessarily...
Spiritual Spring

Spiritual Spring

At this time on the calendar, we look for signs of spring.  The weather and our climate pay little attention to a date on the calendar.  But we hope.  What do we mean by “spring?”  Warmer weather, less or no snow, eventually the first flowers, crocuses poking through...
Solstice

Solstice

We are close to the time of the autumn/winter solstice.  That word comes from two Latin roots which mean “sun” (sol) and “stand” (sistere). So the imagery is that of the sun coming to a stop or standing on the day with the shortest amount of daylight.  It is as though...