Wisdom Circle – 08/30/21

What we see in other people—particularly in people who affront us—is ourselves.  They wouldn’t get to us the way they do if they didn’t already have a place in us.  They are the mirror.  Either that, or we are being visited by someone we will become.  Rather than looking upon them with disdain, treat them with kindness because they are kin to us.
Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE

Wisdom Circle – 08/16/21

There is a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold it you can’t get lost. Tragedies happen; people get hurt or die; and you suffer and get old. Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding. You don’t ever let go of the thread. 

William Stafford