Friday, September 21, 2012


Jan L. Richardson has given us an insightful companion to reflection and prayer in her book In the Sanctuary of Women. It is one I will read and re-read for years to come. Think on this:

“…the root of the word mystic is the Greek mystes, ‘to keep silence.’ It is the same root that gives us mystery. It means shutting up long enough to notice God shuffling around in the daily events that make up our lives.”

And those moments when we notice are what I call Faith Breezes.

Jan closes each reflection in the book with a Blessing. I love this one:
In the mist of your life:
the daily of it,
the ordinary of it,
the noontime and night of it,
let there be moments
that open to you
the hallowed and holy of it.