Take care of your soul by enjoying all those hygge practices of mid-winter coziness. Oh yes! Lighting candles, offering tea to guests, making hearty soup, allowing space and time for contemplative practice, (centering prayer or meditation), not rushing, hibernating.
And take care of your soul by doing this:
During the next 120 days, commit yourself to being organized. The time you spend reading/watching the news or bemoaning the state of the nation?… just put that time and energy right into actions. Not only because we can make a difference in the state of Minnesota, and not only because we have an embarrassment of riches in MN in terms of community organizations with paid organizers, faith-based and otherwise (not unlike our rich artistic, literary, theater scene), but because it’s so good for our souls to actually be doing the kingdom of God work of our faith.
And know that we don’t do this work just to feel good. That would be a waste of our life energy. We win things. Our collective actions make a difference.
So! Commit for the next 120 days to:
- doing every tabling action at Mayflower, usually the third Sunday of the month
- responding to every action alert, no more than three a month
- go to an ISAIAH house meeting to learn the faith agenda
- go to the Caucuses on Feb. 25
- go to the Progressive Christian Revival on Feb. 29; limited space available on a bus; sign up here or at the welcome desk
Take care of your soul. Commit to a few actions. Respond to the fierce urgency of now.
“The Spirit of God is upon me, because God has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. God has sent met to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of God’s favor.” This is what our beloved Jesus said in his very first sermon, according to Luke.
Next month’s feature will be an unveiling of our Lenten theme, a more inward way to care for our soul in these times.
—Rev. Sarah Campbell