The week before Easter is called Holy Week in the Christian tradition. It's a time to mark both love's sacrifice and healing. We don't focus on love being victorious, but on love's humility, courage, and compassion. This is love's crowning moment. And, there may not be a better week to remember the mission of Thistle Farms and recommit to this sacred work. The mission and our whole extended community is strong, and when we lean into our fears, our pettiness, or our addictions, we are not celebrating love's amazing potential. So I propose another way.
This Holy Week I invite Thistle Farms and everyone who loves Thistle Farms to do the following...
Monday: Drink a cup of tea and imagine someone you would like to share a cup of healing with.
Tuesday: Say something really encouraging and positive to those you work with to encourage them.
Wednesday: Anoint yourself with a healing oil and remember you are love.
Thursday: Fast for a meal or two and pray for the whole world---its people, its needs, the women coming out of jail or off the streets or anywhere we can serve in this world.
Friday: Light a candle and ask forgiveness for the times we have not stood for love. When we have gossiped about our neighbors or not celebrated the love that lives in us.
Saturday: Take a break from all social media and listen to your own voice
Sunday: Eat and celebrate all day!