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Friday, April 6, 2012

Holy Week Meditation

Good Friday, when the near-gloaming sky is cloudless and the air is still. 
The birdhouse is empty of all but fading beams of light.
Jesus answered and said to him, "What do you want me to do for you?"  --Mark 10:51

"Early Christian monks went out to live in the desert in order to find emptiness.  Modern life is becoming so full that we need our own ways of going to the desert to be relieved of our plenty.  Our heads are crammed with information, our lives busy with activities, our cities stuffed with automobiles, our imaginations bloated on pictures and images, our relationships heavy with advice, our jobs burdened with endless new skills, our homes cluttered with gadgets and conveniences.  We honor productivity to such an extent that the unproductive person or day seems a failure.

Monks are experts at doing nothing and tending the culture of that emptiness." 
--Meditations by Thomas Moore

Reaching for less, not more this Easter weekend...

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