The Power of Belonging

We will not heal without claiming ourselves.  We will not heal our personal stories and wounds without claiming our lives and our right to be at home in them.   We will not heal the water, the land, our economies, and our systems, without work of the heart.  Without the vulnerable courage of belonging to what we wish to serve.  We can not wait to have our belonging proven to us.

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the heart of faith

There is something bigger than the specificity of how we understand our gifts and flaws.  Something deeper than the ways in which we wish we never fucked up or never got hurt.  We must have the courage and compassion to listen past all that.  Not because there is no truth in those things.  There is.  But if we stop there, we will never hear that bigger thing, the thing that lights us, that keeps us going, that makes us coherent, that weaves together our parts into something that makes sense.

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