I was on a zoom call at 7:00 this morning, signed in with about 30 people interested in following the liturgical season of Easter – rather than just thinking of Easter as a day. It really is 50 days, taking us all the way to Pentecost – but who is still thinking of Easter on Memorial Day? (Hopefully some of us will still be there!)
With my friend Bill Redfield at the helm of the Zoom Ship, I trust we will all persevere with what Bill promises will be a practicum as well as a retreat. This morning – and three more times this week (for slow learners or those who feel that repetition is good for the soul) – Bill led us through a meditation practice that got us into our “heart space” in order that we might consider, or rather perhaps experience, self-forgiveness. Surprisingly, I found out in the small group portion of the call that I am not the only person who has a greater capacity for forgiving others than for forgiving myself. “Why is that so?” we asked ourselves and each other.
I’m hoping that by the end of the week I will have some answers, or even just acceptance of that reality and a new willingness to let it go. If you have an interest in joining us, visit William Redfield Virtual Easter Retreat and Practicum for more information. You’ll be very welcome!