Shelter: Friday

We are to hold things here with a kind of detachment: this is not the end for us. Having a beautiful home is not the purpose that we strive toward, because our permanent home is not here. This is a temporary home for us. We are on a journey to our real resting place.

– Br. David Vryhof, SSJE

Way of Love: Daily Practice

Pray for those – near and far – whose lives are upended by the current crisis.

Share your experience in the comments below


  1. Jeanne DeFazio on March 27, 2020 at 8:16 am

    The comfort of these positive messages has gotten me through so much. God bless you all.

  2. Margo Whittaker on March 27, 2020 at 8:18 am

    Prayers for the church, the world, all those suffering in this current crisis. Thanks be to God for the compassion, love, and faithful work of doctors, nurses, clergy and lay people, We are in this together.

    Thanks, Brother David – Holding things lightly, with “a kind of detachment,” opens me to appreciation, and generosity, and praise and hope. “This world is not our home,” the old hymn says, and when I learned we were made for eternal life, and that we are souls living in mortal bodies, I could only give thanks. Wonderful love.

  3. sallie smith on March 27, 2020 at 8:47 am

    I believe that whereever we are we chould strive to mke it beautiful. It does not matter if this is not our final resting place. It is where we are now and where we are called to be. We should strive to make it as beautiful as kssible.

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