This article from the National Catholic Reporter seems spot on to me in terms of our need to combine action and contemplation as we seek to both work to support our democracy and the civil rights of all, and go deeper spiritually in relationship to God in Christ. I commend it to you.
Speaking of action, even if you’re not a Grace Discussion Group regular, please consider attending this Sunday, when the Rev. Isaac Seelam from Refugee Immigration Ministries along with Rabbi Daniel Berman and David Carlen from Temple Reyim will speak with us about that agency’s work with refugees and the congregations that support them, as Grace prepares to join a “cluster” of Newton congregations in this work.
Speaking of contemplation, the those who have attended the six-week introduction to Centering Prayer have decided that we would like to keep on truckin’ (or sitting, as it happens) through Lent, and to open it up once more to the whole parish. More details to follow!
Speaking of breakfast for dinner, don’t forget to mark your calendars for our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 28th at 6pm, our Mardi Gras celebration right before we head into Lent. (How is it nearly Ash Wednesday already??)