A Contemplative Gift
Dear Kaleid Ladies,
Hello! We hope you had a healthy Christmas! Covid has certainly made things so much harder and more intense over these last many months, hasn’t it? If your Christmas was not what you had hoped, we pray that you also experienced the grace and peace of Jesus’s coming, even in the dark places of unmet expectations and grief.
Today we wanted to give you a gift. Our Advent Contemplative Circle has been meeting over the last several Wednesdays, and so today we are bringing the experience to you! We’ve created a recording to go with this link (to an image of a painting by Van Gogh) so that you can take twenty five minutes sometime in the next day or two and allow God to speak to your heart about the light of Jesus…light that has come, and light that is here and light that is coming.
John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
We pray that, no matter the darkness around you, you are able to rest today in the light of God’s love.
We love you. Dearly.
The Kaleid Team
P.S. Registration for January’s FREE Contemplative Kaleid Circle is now available! We will spend three Wednesday mornings (January 12, 19, and 26) practicing the Ignatian Prayer of Examen as we meditate on The Shema, from Deuteronomy 6:4-9, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” Learn more here. Register here!