So Is My Home
And Everything Else that I Am and That I Do
So Is My Home
If we understand, metaphorically, that the entire creation dwells within the womb of God and that our very own lives are sustained within this womb through the indwelling presence of Christ, we might, we just might before it is absolutely too late, cease our suicidal destruction of those life sustaining extensions of God’s grace that we know in the air, water and soil. We might, to speak, metaphorically, cease our suicidal corruption of the womb of God.
Hope, Care and Healing
The guy above, in the green clergy shirt, is Michael Dowd. He is my friend, since 1984. He knows my heart and soul. He has invited me, and the readers of Whittlings, to begin meeting regularly via zoom for exploration, companionship and compassion…
Recently, I sent the following letter to a few families I am especially close to:
Spiritual resilience is a precious commodity, a pearl without price; but still, most often, a treasure that is not being sought with all deliberate effort and speed.
We long to actively participate in the creation of beauty. Kathy weaves stunning rugs on one of her two looms. I create wood art in my workshop. These activities are more than simply good. They are utterly necessary.
As a direct result of what I saw as I rested, only after I had grieved. I found myself being magnetically drawn into my workshop at every opportunity. I began playing with new ideas, staring long and hard at the various woods that are found on dozens of shelves and smaller pieces in a plethora of boxes.
Sarah is the founder and cochair of the Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery and executive director of a Dispute Resolution Center in central Washington State. Here is an excerpt from Sarah’s book – Indigenous Creation Justice.
Building justice, including climate justice, and lifting folks out of trauma, like the trauma children are experiencing from climate disruption, uplifts them and their care-givers, even if it is often an exhausting and difficult work. But everyone involved in this work needs resources. So, I am going to share just a few of the ones I encountered and utilized this past week.