Benedictine Rest Exercise

As a follow up to our recent The Open Table gathering on Benedictine rest, Jon Bowles of Beggar’s Table Church asked us to consider the following to gauge how balanced our lives are: The Benedictines divide their lives into 4 quadrants: work, community, prayer, and rest. As a way to assess how balanced we are, think through an average week…

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A Jewish Prayer

At a recent interfaith discussion, Rabbi Jacques sent us off with the following. This is a good reminder that we have much to learn from one another, and can be inspired by people of other faith. Rav Ammi (Third Century, Tiberius), May you live to see your world fulfilled. May your destiny be for worlds still to come, and may…

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Rest and Prayer

We recently had local spiritual director, Shana Puckett, at The Open Table. She spoke about the connection between rest and prayer, and she read a beautiful poem by Mary Oliver. Enjoy, and remember to keep your pen in the air. I don’t know where prayers go, or what they do. Do cats pray, while they sleep half-asleep in the sun?…

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