The Education of Desire
The woman stared at the fruit. It looked beautiful and tasty. She wanted the wisdom that it would give her, and she ate some of the fruit. Her husband was there with her, so she gave some to him, and he ate it too. Genesis 3:6 (CEV)
Loud, the crash and feral
thrashing of a heart
wedged in desire’s thorns
no exertion heals
the festering wound
mind wears down
folds into sheer being
draws up soft
sheets of silence
How is it for you to sit still with your conflicted heart, enmeshed and torn by desire and longing for things you do not have?
Can you stay with your wounded heart until your mind stops trying to analyze and understand? Can you trust as you surrender into the silence? Will you discover tender compassion for yourself in your own suffering?
Will you hold still while unseen hands place a poultice,
warm and moist, where you hurt the most?
Central Academy Lent 2015
1248 SW Buchanan
Each Wednesday from Feb 25 to March 25
5:30 Gather for Soup
6:00 – 7:30 Class
It is not too late to join us. Don’t worry. You will fit right in!
Call or email to let us know you are coming so we have enough cookies.
Contact Central Congregational Church
(785) 235-2376; email@example.com
I am teaching a five week class on contemplation, Prayer of the Yearning Heart. It is a great help to practice contemplation in a group. Come sit with us a spell and let peace creep into your heart.