What can I say at the end of this sabbatical time except, thank you.
I say these simple words with humble gratitude that my need for rest found open hearts and minds.
As these Sabbath days reverberate within me I find that monastic rhythm of reading, physical work, and silence during the day filled me with a gentle knowing:
- the energy of God seeks expression in the world;
- human beings struggle to attend the deep yearnings of the soul toward God;
- God’s love surrounds us and will fill us given the slightest opening;
- loving ourselves, loving our neighbors, and loving God just might be the purpose of our lives.
I am filled with gratitude.
I am ready to come back.
I missed you deeply and look forward to seeing you Sunday, November 2.