Tag: Thomas Merton


Changes, Parents and Supernovas: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Sept. 28 – Oct.2), we published posts about the rewards of embracing change with open arms, the temporary rituals that build a lasting faith, the beautiful Hubble Telescope discovery caused by ancient devastation, the stepdad whose parenting was honored at just the right moment… and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Can You Learn to Love Navigating Transitions? – Rachel Barenblat As the parent of a toddler, I learned that transitions are hard.?Toddlers don’t have a......

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Shelter Me: Faith in an Imperfect World

At this time of year, what is the importance of the sukkah? The temporary shelter stands with a roof made of branches that do not provide a full cover. If it rains, the inside is made unusable and a very strong wind may knock it down. And yet we plan the weeklong autumnal holiday of Sukkot to be spent eating (and in some places, sleeping) under it. The sukkah is also called tzila mehemnuta, or shadow of faith, not just because one has faith that the weather will oblige, but because the......

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