Three Wisdoms for Today

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

  A certain brother went to Abbot Moses in Scete, and asked him for a good word. And the elder said to him: Go, sit in your cell, and your cell will teach you everything.[i]   Amma Theodora said: “Let us strive to enter by the narrow gate. Just as the trees, if they have …

Gathering Prayer

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Prayer

(Begin with the lighting of a candle) Gathering Prayer As we join together this day in the light of your presence we are reminded that we are all one in the divine heart. May this longing for oneness transform our world. May our hearts be opened, in the very depths where we find you, God, …

Don’t Let Despair Sink In

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

“DON’T WAVER. Don’t let despair sink its sharp teeth into the throat with which you sing. Escalate your dreams. Make them burn so fiercely that you can follow them down any dark alleyway of history and not lose your way. Make them burn as clear as a starry drinking gourd over the grim fog of …