When I was a little girl, I loved nothing better than reading. What I knew about books as a child remains true now: These written words have power. Books offer another perspective. They invite my empathy. They usher me into experiences I might never have otherwise.
The spiritual practice of interacting with someone else’s thoughts and dreams is one I can’t recommend enough. Reading opens up faithful conversations by making it possible to connect with words from all over the world. I’m continually caught unaware by the power of a few words strung together and shared. When I’m looking, I almost always find spiritual treasure.
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Cara Strickland. Today, on the 11th Sunday after Pentecost, we remember Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), who died in 1221.
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