December 24, 2012
By: Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry
Dear, dear Fellowship members and friends,
Greetings from sabbatical-land (just a few miles from the Fellowship). Having slowed my life down now considerably, I have new-found appreciation for the concept of “retreat.” This time away from my “normal duties” has allowed for deeper personal reflection, and exploration of areas of “stuck-ness” in my life. So far, I’m anchoring my time in The Artist’s Way, the work of Pema Chodron, and reconnecting with a long-time teacher of mine, Cynthia Winton-Henry, founder of Interplay, my embodied spiritual practice. At the same time that I am cherishing the gift of sabbatical, I miss you all, and look forward to our reunion in April.
In the meantime, I’m sending love and tender thoughts to you during this holiday season, especially following the recent shocking tragedy in Connecticut. May our love for our children and this fragile life we all live be heightened in the midst of the senseless acts of violence the nation is experiencing on an all-too frequent basis. And may we work and pray for a day when all people receive the mental health care they need before their own pain leads them to violent acts against themselves and others.