Sunday 12th July - Icon of the Day
‘The person who, being really on the Way, falls upon hard times in the world will not, as a consequence, turn to that friend who offers them refuge and encourages their old self to survive. Rather, they will seek out someone who will faithfully and inexorably help them to risk themselves, so that they may endure the difficulty and pass courageously through it. Only to the extent that a person exposes themselves over and over again to annihilation, can that which is indestructible be found within them. In this daring lies dignity and the spirit of true awakening.’
Karfield von Durkheim
Image: ‘The friendship’ – photo by Emoo Shawky, Egypt, 2015. Used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International licence.
In St Mary’s prayer cycle for June 2020, today we pray for Jeff and Piotr and give thanks for all they have done in these difficult times.
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