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OXYGEN Volume 09Once again this morning, the gospel repeats the question of Jesus (this time to a blind beggar on the road to Jericho): What do you want me to do for you? He was, of course, asking for sight. Last evening, 240 people gathered for the opening of our “mega wisdom school” and our voices soared with a lovely chant asking, Lord, as you will; Lord, as you know; have mercy, have mercy. Based on the teachings of Thomas Merton, Helen Luke and Cynthia Bourgeault, we know that word mercy to signify a deep, reciprocal bond of love from God to us and back again. The resonance in the song built like a gentle plea gathering strength and then breathing back into silence like the confidence that comes with receiving a response. And everyone left with only the silence and a smile to say “Goodnight.”

I awoke with the chant still accompanying me and the question: What is your desire for this day? Perhaps you might entertain that question as well…