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Learning from Our Ancestors

Jan 7, 2022
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The beauty of being human is to turn to our spiritual ancestors, to cherish what they left behind, what remains. What has lasted? What has endured? Where can we turn for anything permanent when our loves, and our lives, are so exquisitely and heartbreakingly impermanent? Something is shifting in me, very far inside, as I am turning to these old psalms, reading them every day. I am starting to believe, throughout these millenniums, there’s been something unfailing and steadfast. And I think it might be God.

—from the book What Was Lost: Seeking Refuge in the Psalms by Maureen O’Brien


What Was Lost by Maureen O'Brien

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John G.
Fri, 01/14/2022 - 11:52 AM
John G.
Our lives are so much bigger then we think or can imagine. Which seems strange when have seen clearly that one word can a person's entire life, one person can effect change on the world and one person with inspired and integrated effort can open a reality that charges the world forever. May the tears of grief serve their design and purpose, for all things have purpose; therefore, may the unique molecule structure of tears of grief and sadness serve there purpose to wash away the grief and sadness so that we may see the situation as God sees it in grandure. Taking note of the good that moved us by our ancestores that we miss. Enabling to continue to receive it and begin or continue to give it. It is here that move from grief to gratitude and mission with the understanding, aid and integrity of the totality of the good of our loved ones, our lives and God's mission for us. They moved us for a reason so let's move😁

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