This week Damaris Zehner and Martha of Ireland will be helping us to walk with Dame Julian of Norwich. Two years ago I had the privilege to visit Norwich and sit in the cell (small room attached to small church) Julian called “home” for many years. The presence of God was overwhelming. I’m really excited for what Damaris and Martha will share with us this week.
To get us started, and to give us something to consider as we prepare for worship this morning, here is a meditation from Dame Julian.
We must take God’s promises and energy as much as our capabilities allow. This is God’s will. We must also take our trials and dis-eases as lightly as we can. For the more lightly we take them and the less price we set on them, for love, the less pain we will have in feeling them and the more thanks and refreshment we will have for them.