Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Now!



Seize the now

         as it arrives.

See the new

           as it arises!

 

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Going Home



The words of the well-known Christmas song “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” are familiar to all of us.

The reality and mystery of Christmas is about leaving home to find a home.

During this Christmas season we follow Mary and Joseph as they leave their home to go to Bethlehem. There in the city known as the “House of Bread,” their child Jesus is born.

There in a stable which housed livestock, the Living Word babbled like every other baby. There the Word of God took our humanity and made his home among us – inside the same flesh and blood that make us who we are.

Because of him the shepherds leave their flocks to follow the invitation of the angels,  Wise Men do not return to their homeland but follow the promise of a star, and Mary and Joseph take flight into Egypt so that their baby can be saved from harm.

This Christmas let us not be afraid to leave what is comfortable and to stretch out into unfamiliar terrain to find God still living among us – still making a home among us in unfamiliar faces and the most unlikely places.

~ Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas



The Way of Wisdom, the way made visible in Jesus, is the way of justice, the way of fairness and mutuality that treats all beings with respect.

 
~ Love of Eternal Wisdom #139, Saint Louis de Montfort, revisioned by Rabbi Rami Shapiro

 
May you be rooted in Wisdom and branch out in justice on this Christmas feast.

                                                 Your friends at Wisdom House
 
 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fire in Winter


 
 
"Since Advent comes at winter time, fire is a fitting sign to help us celebrate Advent.  If God is to become really incarnate for us, then fire will have to be present in our prayer. Our worship and devotion will have to stoke the kind of fire in our souls that can truly change our hearts. Ours is a great responsibility not to waste this Advent time."  
 
~Edward Hays

Monday, December 9, 2013

A Well-Rounded Retreat




Women of Emanuel Baptist Church of Stamford, CT, had a fall retreat at Wisdom House which combined religious teachings, worship, community building, and creative crafts.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Seeking Light


 
 
"We are all looking for light, ever-more light.

Why not seek it together?"

 

~ Alfred Steiglitz