May 11, 2020
In my continued education, I am in a “Theological Literacy” class this week. I have mixed emotions as we dig deep into many faith traditions and beliefs and theologies. In regular times, I get stressed about these kinds of classes. In the midst of the pandemic and all that is, or is not, happening in the world, my stress is through the roof. I feel I am in a constant battle with myself to find a way to ground and not get caught up in that which I cannot control. So in preparation for this week… piling on books and readings and videos and papers about theologians; process theology; soteriology, eschatology, theodicy, mystics, transpersonal psychology and more… I’m overwhelmed. And I feel the need for comfort.
There are some familiar things that give comfort at different times in life, in just the right way. James Taylor’s voice and many of his songs provide that for me. So this night I’m trying to calm my mind and remembered this song. I share it as a prayer for us all…. and a wish for sweet rest and slumber.