What happened in January?
becomingflame.com went live
We focused on scriptures that talk about light (as opposed to darkness), beginning with the first ‘word’ of creation in Genesis, moving on to the Word who was with God before creation, who is the light of the world, the life of all people. We talked about the choice between light and darkness. Finally, we talked about being the light of the world ourselves.
- Let there be light
- Life and light
- Light and darkness
- Jesus, the light of the world
- Us, the light of the world
We looked at a few prayers for different situations.
We looked at writings from Thomas Merton, Mary Oliver, and Frederick Buechner that emphasized how the anxiety and concerns of daily life can snuff out our flame, the flicker of our ‘real self’. We were repeatedly encouraged to pay attention in order tend to that flame.
- Thomas Merton on the ‘real self’
- Mary Oliver on ‘Attention’
- Thomas Merton – The First Responsibility
- Praying – a poem by Mary Oliver
- Frederick Buechner – A million things
It’s been great to have a conversation with Robert (whose blog I follow and enjoy). Would be great to have others join in 🙂
Finally, it’s been a joy for me to do this and to know that you take the time to check in. Grace and peace to all…