We often talk about breaking bread around the dinner table, but what about baking bread in community. A young woman shares her encounter with making challah, reconnecting to tradition through intimacy, and reimagining ritual in a secular age.
Advent is not a season for the triumphant, but the broken. An oblate-in-training on celebrating the sacred season walking and worshiping in silence with Benedictine nuns.
In silence, there is a depth of communion that trumps what we can achieve with words. In laughter, there is a depth of communion that trumps what we can achieve with solemnity. Parker Palmer on shadow and quiet.
A rabbi once said that life consists of 72 stories. As we yearn to find ways to be together in this world, we’re reminded that it’s always in the telling.