Theme for June 2020: Space

Watch this space

Watch this space

  Stay close to the cracks: A reflection inspired by Leonard Cohen’s song, ‘Anthem’ Stay close to the cracks, to the broken places, where people weep and cry out in pain. Stay close to the cracks, where God’s tears fall, and God’s wounds bleed for love of us. Stay close to the cracks where the … Continue reading "Watch this space" ...
The empty cup

The empty cup

  Meditation on the cup of emptiness Hold the empty cup in your hands. Look at all the room the cup has for filling. Picture the inner part of yourself. Notice how much room there is for filling. Hold the cup out before you in the gesture of a beggar. Ask God to fill you. … Continue reading "The empty cup" ...
Make space: release and receive

Make space: release and receive

Schouwburgplein, Rotterdam, after the rain (Photo: Irene Bom)   An evening prayer Gracious God, We place ourselves in your presence. Our minds and our spirits are cluttered. Help us make space for you. Help us to be fully present here, now. We release to you all that we have done today – whether for good … Continue reading "Make space: release and receive" ...
A holy space

A holy space

A “Black Lives Matter” protest march, Rotterdam, June 2020 (Photo: Irene Bom)   “All life is a parable … listen to it.” Frederick Buechner, from a Rewrite Radio podcast     As humanity reels from one crisis to another, let us pay attention to what God is saying to us in and through the particulars … Continue reading "A holy space" ...