Integrity of culture and faith
These things I remember as I pour out my soul
Call to Prayer
Quieten down, far-flung ocean islands. Listen!
Sit down and rest, everyone.
Recover your strength. Gather around me.
Say what’s on your heart.
Together let’s decide what’s right.
(Isaiah 41.1 The Message)
Silence and stillness
As you sit quietly with a sacred word,
consent to Love’s presence and action within you.
Gently let go of feelings, images, thoughts,
and constantly return to your sacred word.
For reflection (Click on the link below to access each day’s meditation):
Write a few notes in your journal arising from your reflection.
With politics and economics we have denied the heart’s needs.
With eloquence, wit and reason we have belittled the heart’s wisdom.
With sophistication and style with science and technology,
we have drowned out the voice of the human soul.
The primitive voice, the innocent voice. The truth.
We cannot hear our heart’s truth, and thus
we have betrayed and belittled ourselves and pledged madness to our children.
With skill and pride we have made for ourselves an unhappy society.
God be with us.
Michael Leunig, A Common Prayer
Taizé chant: In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful (Click here to listen to the chant)
May the strength of God the source of all Being,
the wisdom of God the eternal Word,
and the joy of God the Holy Spirit
abide with us always.