One more day of heartbreak with news from NYC and Texas and the continuing news from storm ravaged areas. One more day of heartbreak as people work to take away the rights of others. I would like to hide away. I would like to keep to myself and my small problems. I would like to quietly commune with God. But it is God’s world and I have a place in it and work to do.

Meister Eckhart wrote:
“Spirituality is not to be learned by flight from the world, or by running away from things, or by turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, we must learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be. We must learn to penetrate things and find God there.”

So, I continue to engage in the world and in the work, especially in the midst of the tragedies that surround us. I hold onto inner solitude while I listen to the news and interact with the world.

May you find God’s peace ~