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A Meditation for the New Year from LtQ – 2013   Leave a comment

The words of Rumi are visualized as a meditation for the New Year. May 2013 be a time when you hear the music others don’t…


The Mystic dances in the sun

Hearing music others don’t 

Forget any sounds or touch you knew that did not help you dance. 

You will come to see that all evolves us.

– Rumi (adapted)

Rumi Evolve GrabConcept, Visuals, & Edit: Scott Greissel (Creatista) 
Copyright (c) 2013

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A Prayer for the New Year (2012) from Living the Questions   5 comments

The words of Ken Sehested are adapted and re-visioned in this prayer for the New Year from Living the Questions. May Benedicere be your way in 2012!


By Ken Sehested (adapted)

May your home always be too small
to hold all your friends.
May your heart remain ever supple,
Fearless in the face of threat,
Jubilant in the grip of grace.
May your hands remain open,
Caressing, never clinched,
Save to pound the doors
Of all who barter justice
To the highest bidder.
May your heroes be earthy
Dusty-shoed and rumpled,
Hallowed but unhaloed,
Guiding you through seasons of tremor and travail,
Apprenticed to the godly art of giggling
Amid haggard news
And portentous circumstance.
May your hankering
Be in rhythm with heaven’s
Whose covenant vows
A dusty intersection with your own:
When creation’s hope and history rhyme.
May Hosannas lilt from your lungs:
Creation is not done
Creation is not yet done.
All flesh,
I am told,
will behold
Will surely behold…

Benedicere (“to bless, to praise”) is based on a prayer by Ken Sehested, author of “In the Land of the Living: Prayers Personal and Public.”

Concept: David Felten & Scott Greissel
Edit: Scott Greissel
Cameras: Gregg Brekke, Scott Greissel, Jeff Procter-Murphy & Edwin Serrano
Copyright (c) 2012

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A Prayer for the New Year from Living the Questions   Leave a comment

Excerpted from LtQ’s new “Saving Jesus Redux,” the words of Robert Raines are given voice in this prayer for the New Year. May your discontent lead to change and transformation in 2011!

O God,
make me discontented with things the way they are in the world,
and in my own life.
Make me notice the stains when people get spilled on.
Make me care about the slum child downtown, the misfit at work,
the people crammed into the mental hospital,
the men, women and youth behind bars.
Jar my complacency, expose my excuses,
get me involved in the life of my city and world.
Give me integrity once more, O God,
as we seek to be changed and transformed,
with a new understanding and awareness of our common humanity.

— Robert Raines (adapted)

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