Fellowship of Heretics Daily Devotional: August 1-Solitude

Our Lady

Compiled by Mercy Junction Pastor

“To be unknown to God is entirely too much privacy.” Thomas Merton

As we begin to focus on solitude I am all too aware that solitude can be mistaken for isolation. When we are in solitude we are attempting to regain a greater connection with the divine and with our world. When we are isolating we are attempting to separate ourselves from the world and severing our ability to access the divine. Communion is the goal of solitude. Communion is the ultimate symbol of connection. We want to be careful to always temper our spiritual practices with the eye toward greater and not less community.

Today’s Action: Go to a busy location where there is a place to sit, maybe a busy street with a bus stop. Sit in silent solitude in the midst of the world rushing by. Observe as much as you possibly can.

Sharing: What did you observe? Was there a predominant emotion that you saw?

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