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By Mary Glazer (Cohort 10) — During these liminal days, we wander through the desert, the wilderness, the dregs of winter, longing for… something. Spring. Renewal. Dare we hope for resurrection? Maybe the ache in our hearts turns us, simply, toward home.

With the psalmist, we can pray:

O send out your light and your truth; let them lead me;

let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling.

Psalm 43:3

To the dwelling where we can sink into the Love that knows us and receives us. To the home that is home for all lost and wandering souls; the home that is home to all who are homeless in all the ways we might be homeless. The home where we are free.

IMG_0636What do you long to be freed of? The awfulest shackles are those that bind our God-given selves and the God-given selves of our sisters and brothers in doubt, fear, death. Those that blind us to the Truth of our dwelling in Christ and in each other. Those that keep us turning toward the terrible lies that scam us, saying, “We are god. This is home.”

Notice those lies, the way they are told, and who or what is telling them. Pray for eyes to see and ears to hear.

Notice the Truth, and the way that Truth is told, and who and what is bringing Truth. Pray for eyes to see and ears to hear. Pray for a heart drunk with Truth.

In these waning days of Lent, as winter passes into spring, may the lies also wane as Truth and Life surge in us and in all of Creation – our sacred home.

Ground of Being –

All our days,

We lean toward home

Not knowing where or what home is,

Exactly.

All our days,

We lean toward You

Not knowing where or what or who You are,

Exactly.

As we evermore come home into Your heart,

We ask that You make Your home in our hearts

And that we know more deeply this truth:

That when we are in Your heart,

We are in each others’ hearts,

And that home is for all.

Amen.

Where do you feel least at home? Where do you feel most at home? Why?

How do you participate in creating the sacred and eternal home for all, those you love and those who you may not like?

IMG_1493Mary Kay (Cohort 10) is a spiritual director, retreat leader and writer with a heart for people in positions of spiritual leadership. Raised Roman Catholic, she began hanging out with Quakers in 1989 and never left. She and her husband, Mark, live in Wisconsin with their dog Fozzie. They have two adult children. Mary is a graduate of the School of the Spirit’s Spiritual Nurture program and Shalem Institute’s Spiritual Guidance program. She loves to hike, walk with her dog, and play Words With Friends. For more information, check out www.mkglazer.com.

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