Living the Questions

Yesterday, at a gathering of some members of my crowd – current and former, I was truly overcome with sheer joy and gratitude at being together and experiencing again the goodness of these women I have known and loved for so many years. As we shared stories, I was so moved at how we have not been afraid of the kinds of questions posed by Liz Sully in her preaching on this Sunday’s gospel. 

What’s our heart quotient?
How’s the hosting of love going?
Where are we serving up compassion?
Are we really present to the wounds, our own and others?
What’s our healing touch availability?
Is the listening ear in desperate need of hearing aid?
Where are we exercising the power of the word, individually and communally?
How is justice in action being manifest?


Today I continue the celebration of gratitude that began yesterday. Before I climbed out of bed this morning, I said to myself the words of e.e. cummings, the only poem I know entirely by heart: “I thank you God for most this amazing day….” 

What I most want to be true for me and all of us are the last 2 lines: “(now the ears of my ears awake and now the eyes of my eyes are opened).”


How are you waking up your ears and opening your eyes these days? Who is helping you?


Erica Jordan, OP

Kenosha, WI