I work with homeless people who struggle with addiction and mental health issues... and i’m So burnt out. Lately I can’t stand my clients and I just want to yell at them. I feel really ashamed of being so upset with such vulnerable people. I’ve had burn out before - but never this bad. I’m just not really sure what to do- I don’t have any time I can take off
Since college this Wendell Berry poem has been what I reflect on around Easter. I’m hoping to find ways to practice resurrection this season but what come keeps coming to mind is that before things can resurrect - they need to die.
As soon as the generals and the politicos
can predict the motions of your mind,
lose it. Leave it as a sign
to mark the false trail, the way
you didn’t go. Be like the fox
who makes more tracks than necessary,
some in the wrong direction.
I’ve always loved Easter- the idea of resurrection really resonates with me but church services with everyone wearing pastel dresses and passing out candy does not really resonate. I’m wondering if anyone has some alternative ideas for celebrating. I just want to honor the theme of what was dead coming back to life.
Wow. This is... really good! ---> "My Escape From The Evangelical Cult In Which I Was Raised Began At The Library" via Bustle:
I’m reading @mike book right now. I just kept laughing because my last experience with church was attending a small group where everyone there felt the need to tell me I needed to STOP listening to Rob Bell’s podcast because he was a heretic and it’s very important to believe people will burn in Hell forever - yet in this book and in my life- he showed light on a path back to the table
I’m a runner/hiker/climber- I think Portland Maine in the greatest city in the world. Therapist. I keep coming back to the man on the cross.
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