sabbath rest


The breath of peace.  How Jesus came to his disciples so flawed and vulnerable and fearful–and breathed into them his spirit, courage, hope, life.  I thought how what he said must have comforted them so, must have worked on the formation of the men they would become.

And that led me to wonder about the power of our words and about the influence of memory and the deep roots it has in a man.

The awesome responsibility of leadership as an abbot or novice master or parent.  How much it matters how we nurture and shelter the ones entrusted to our care.

–Penelope Wilcock in The Breath of Peace