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Weavings Reflection: December 2022

Weavings is a monthly reflection that is the collective effort of the Wheaton Franciscan Covenant Companions and Sisters to provide spiritual nourishment that helps us feel God’s presence in daily living and invite an openness to God.

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Toward a Flourishing Future

Haikus – Part 2 of 2

by Mary Ellen Durbin, Covenant Companion

I have practiced daily meditation for more than 35 years. The following haikus came from insights gained through contemplation…

Sanctify the world
With your ordinary life
And your awareness.

Somewhere deep within,
The bush continues to burn.
This is holy ground.

The seeds of a greater
Journey are waiting in
Everything around us.

Sometimes, we need
To step back, in order to find
A way to return.

We belong to Life,
And to all who’ve ever lived.
Transforming Kinship.  

Everything is grace
In this Christ-soaked universe!
And all of it… Love!

There is always light
If only we’re brave enough
To see it. To be it.

 What does it feel like
To be a guest in a world
That I did not create?

Imagine a world
That is free from racism,
Free from “other-ing.”  

 To be awakened, we are
Without our asking
Sometimes awakened.

We are connected
In one global family.
There is no “them.”

When did you find out
That the God you claimed was yours
Was Everyone’s God?

Our future depends
On the faith
That we are all in this together.

We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone… and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.

Sandra Day O’Connor

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