I've lived here at the community with my wife, Marsha, and daughter, Anna, since its founding in 2003. I serve as spiritual director, lawn keeper, and jokester. I'm part leprechaun as well.

Author Archives: David Morrison

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“It is a serious thing
just to be alive on this
fresh morning
in this broken world.”
-Mary Oliver

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Holding Fear and Confusion

“Grounding social action in contemplative consciousness is not a luxury for a few, but surely a cultural necessity…”

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Kingdomtide 2020

“Kingdomtide invites us to allow that inner courage to become activated in our world today: seeking justice for the oppressed, reconciliation of races and cultures, and speaking truth to power…”

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“There is something in me so bright and shining in itself that the darkness I fall into or make whether in despair or delight cannot thwart the flow of this inner light.”
-Meister Eckhart

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“In times of doubt I forget that You are not a God of thoughts, to be found in concepts or theories, but are the source of my life and the radiance that shines forth in all that is, and then I remember: mine is the work of learning to see You as the radiance that shines forth in all that is, even in the dark. Even in me.” -Meister Eckhart  
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John Lewis’s last admonition for Americans and all those who pursue life as The Beloved Community: “Together, You can Redeem the Soul of the Nation” by John Lewis

John Lewis, Beloved American (1940-2020)

“Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.”

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A Note from David Morrison

“I don’t have the power to grant my next breath, but what if my next breath came from a well of deep gratitude? And the next breath? and so on. Then I would be living the ‘Eucharistic Life” where all is gifted grace.”

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Pray, discern, and take Spirit-led action in the difficult and long work of restorative justice, community healing, and reconciliation. 

#Blacklivesmatter

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With Rising Fear, A Prayer:

“Lilies from last year, left to sit outside all winter, bloomed once again this Easter. May this be a token of encouragement for renewal in our lives and our world…”

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