Day 179, Evening
Today’s evening meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.
Does the heart have a narrow door? Will it allow in just one more of every beast and flower and bird and every song it has ever heard?
Just one more child, just one more flower, one more relinquishing of power to that sane and sacred foolishness of living by inclusiveness?
Does the heart have a supple, elastic latch that makes it easy to dispatch all pettiness and bigotry and opens it to what makes us free?
You who can heal all wounds and hate make my heart open, free, and great.
Above all else, I want you to know that you are loved and lovable. You will learn this from my words and actions—the lessons on love are in how I treat you and how I treat myself.
I want you to engage with the world from a place of worthiness. You will learn that you are worthy of love, belonging, and joy every time you see me practice self-compassion and embrace my own imperfections.
• for those living in poverty and suffering injustice
• for the equality of women
• for those who struggle with self-esteem
BC The Belgic Confession
CAC The Center For Action & Contemplation
CD The Canons of Dort
CIB Church In Bethesda Prayers
HC The Heidelberg Catechism
NT The New Testament
OT The Old Testament
RP - Ryan Phipps
WC The Westminster Confession
WLB Words To Live By
WLC The Westminster Larger Catechism
WSC The Westminster Shorter Catechism