Today’s post is a beautiful reflection compiled by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Spend a few moments today with LCWRscripture, song and poetry as we invite the Spirit in.

‘It’s Where You Need to Be’

Reflection for Week of June 15, 2020

Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it. ~ Jeremiah 6: 16

As we listen to the cries of the world surrounding us each day, we ask the Spirit to show us the path we must take in our response.

Suggested Music: It is the Spirit – Margaret Rizza (click here)

Just Beyond Yourself

Just beyond

yourself.

It’s where

you need

to be.

Half a step

into

self-forgetting

and the rest

restored

by what

you’ll meet.

There is a road

always beckoning.

When you see

the two sides

of it

closing together

at that far horizon

and deep in

the foundations

of your own

heart

at exactly

the same

time,

that’s how

you know

it’s the road

you

have

to follow.

That’s how

you know

it’s where

you

have

to go.

That’s how

you know

you have

to go.

That’s

how you know.

Just beyond

yourself,

it’s

where you

need to be.

~David Whyte, from The Bell and the Blackbird

For Your Reflection:

Our call in these times includes working to see the deeper invitation that this challenging time is providing. How might we be conscious of the transformation occurring within ourselves, our communities, the nation, and the global community as we live through this time?

~ How would you name the road that is beckoning you these days, the road you feel compelled to follow?

~ What first step might you take to move you forward on the path to where you need to be?

Concluding Prayer:

Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Amen. — Ephesians 3:20