For this week’s #WisdomWednesday, we highlight classical realist painter Mary Minifie as she introduces the practice known as the Jesus Prayer during the 2015 Festival of Faiths.
"To love another as a person we must begin by granting him his own autonomy and identity as a person..."
The Center for Interfaith Relations is revisiting Festival of Faiths catalogues in search of insight, wisdom and inspiration. Our hope is that these written words will spur meaningful reflection and serve as a beacon of hope amid challenging times.
"I was suddenly overwhelmed with the realization that I loved all these people, that they were mine and I theirs..."
Every Friday, CIR encourages a specific action intended to strengthen the community. We lift up nonprofits helping diverse populations and recommend simple acts of kindness and compassion.
Merton speaks of finding truth "in the depths of a house that is shaken with storms."
"And thats when you know you will live whether you will or not, one way or another, because everything is everything else, one long muscle. It's no more mysterious than that."