|For your prayer and reflection this week:
On the road to Emmaus,
the disciples are transformed.
At the outset,
their eyes are closed to deeper spiritual realities.
Their hearts are open,
but breaking with grief,
and raw with fear.
What comes next?
The future seems paralyzing
with their Teacher gone.
Into the midst of overwhelming sadness,
but veils their eyes so they do not know it is him.
As they describe only after their experience,
“We’re not our hearts burning within us
while he spoke to us of the scriptures?”
The disciples realize God had not abandoned them.
Even in their darkest night,
the divine presence is there
with a steady hand and a warm embrace.
“You are loved. You are my children.
I am One with you.
The burning in your hearts is simply your recognition
of the warmth and Presence of God
ever-existing inside of you.
In conversation; in the breaking of bread,
I simply reminded you-
You are not alone.
Let my perfect love cast out fear and grief.
Be my servant of love in all lands.
I love you.
I love you.”
Friends, I hope you can join us this Sunday for our "Emmaus Walk"! In the years that I have led retreats for the wider church, engaging in Emmaus Walks have been a beautiful, powerful practice of sacred, spiritual conversation. Come, fill your spiritual cup! I also hope you can join Agape and the Waltham library Monday night as author Jen Weigel joins us to talk with us about her book, "Stay Tuned." Jen brings a light, humorous touch to spiritual topics and is also an Emmy award winning journalist! As Louise at the Waltham Library said, "She puts the fun into spirituality!" The book Stay Tuned is available on hoopla in ebook and eaudiobook format. All are welcome whether you've read the book or not. Check out Jen's work at her website and invite your friends!
I'm getting excited for our small group gatherings on "Meditation, Energy Tools, and the Levels of Consciousness" starting October 5. If you would like to participate in person or virtually, please fill out this Google form. Share the word for others who may be interested! Last week I included a couple incorrect dates, but the correct times are included below.
Many thanks for the light and presence you so generously share with others.