Topic Week One: BLESSING
Listen to the one minute poem by William Stafford. It is titled, A Look Returned
To prepare for the first class. Listen to the poem and read the following two poems. Be thinking about the ways that active blessings and passive blessings are unique. (the northern Dakota landscape is an example of a passive blessing… it is there for anyone that takes time to notice it) while the O’Donohue blessing is more like an arrow aimed at a specific target.
#1 By John O’Donohue
May you choose outrageous actions that challenge who you are
and encourage who you are becoming.
May you take one step, however small,
toward that which you have always longed for.
Now is the “right time.”
May you recognize the unique and powerful contribution
that you bring to the people whose lives you touch.
#2 All I Have Even Known
by Amy Chrisman
Everything I’ve ever done still travels the
and I am trying to remember all of it.
We meet Tuesday morning at 9:30 in downtown Franklin. Contact me at Nita@creativelectio.com if you have any need for information or directions. Most of the info should have arrived through emails from Eventbrite. You don’t need to print out your tickets though.. we are not checking in a concert hall just yet!