Self-compassion is key because sometimes when life is very hard and makes no sense and friends and even God seem far away, self-compassion is the bedrock, the soft place to fall when everything else has given way.
You are not a machine, you are the dear and beloved child of God! Rest is a holy practice inaugurated and even commanded by God right from the start.
Liturgy can provide a framework for prayer when we are at a loss for words, exhausted or bewildered. Liturgies of Hope have been written for just such a time as this.
Martin Luther King Jr once said “If a man doesn’t have a cause worth dying for, then he’s not fit to live.” Do we have a cause worth dying for? Is Jesus a cause worth dying for? There are over 215 million christians being persecuted around the world. What can we learn from them? How can we support them?
7 billion people on planet earth are searching. But what are they searching for, and how might the answer be found in this 2,000-year-old Christmas story?