My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope that I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.
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Poverty is not there for the sake of hardship. No, it is there because nothing exists but God. —Rumi
Rise up nimbly and go on your strange journey to the ocean of meanings.
The stream knows, it can't stay on the mountain. Leave, and don't look away from the sun as you go, in whose light you're sometimes crescent, sometimes full. -Rumi
Me Who am I? Still working that one out, where's the easiest place to start. I'm currently doing graduate studies at Harvard Divinity School in Boston, with an interest in interfaith theology and dialog; looking to deal with conflict transformation in some form. I'm a Baptised Catholic and Methodist which makes things all sorts of interesting, though I'd like to think its helped me keep an open mind. Might still seek protestant ordination, I'm still discerning while leaning towards teaching and/or alternative forms of ministry at the moment. You can alternatively find me hanging out in church or visiting other communities of worship, I like to live out a form of interfaith pilgrimage. Also helps that half of my dearest friends are Pagans, they keep me honest. :)
I hail from the Hudson Highlands originally, grew up on a wooded mountainside and that's still my first home. Studied at Drew University (which calls its campus "the Forest"), and then lived in New York City for a year while volunteering with an agency serving the homeless. Had a rooftop garden at my house in Queens, noticing a trend? Guess the Celt in me needs some at least a little green to get by. Currently have a place in Cambridge/Somerville with backyard, which I'm all kinds of grinning about.
I'm trying to get a bit better about posting, once a month at least during school and lurking in friend's journals. Feel free to drop me a line!