Guided Prayer Meditations
Sara Beth's Reflections
Have you ever noticed how much in our lives recycles? How lessons we thought we’d learned long ago come back for us to deepen the learning, to let it move from our heads to our hearts and be lived in new ways?
“Love your neighbor as you love yourself,” Jesus says (italics added). In focusing on loving our neighbor alone, we miss the part that will actually teach us to love.
Paul, and many witnesses over the years since, assure us that God uses everything in our lives to create good for us, whether it feels that way to us in the moment or not.
Our bodies are wiser than we give them credit for most of the time. I’ve heard several people say recently that they aren’t sure how to pray. Maybe letting our bodies pray instead of our minds will help something shift for us.
Lectio divina or sacred reading is a centuries old form of praying scripture. This passage has been speaking to me since Jan Wood used it in her guest meditation.
When we have strong feelings like fear or anger or grief or when we are in some kind of pain, it is hard to be kind or patient or to respond to others caringly. As Richard Rohr often says, if we don’t heal and transform our pain and suffering, we will transmit it to others.
I’ve been picking up a sense of fear from people (many who wouldn’t admit to it) off and on for months—regardless how they planned to vote. I was out walking a few days before the election with my mind jumping all over the map when...
The story of Jephthah’s daughter has been on my heart for the last several years. I have thought about it often and wondered what this story can teach us. This story, which is told in Judges 11, is about Jephthah, a commander in the Israelite army, and his unnamed daughter. Before a battle with the Ammonites, Jephthah makes a vow to God.
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