The congregation of St. Luke's in the Meadow welcomes all to our new location at 3021 E. Rosedale, Fort Worth, 76105, where there is lots of room for ever-expanding circles of grace.
COFFEE HOUR BOOK GROUP TO BEGIN ON JUNE 20, 2021
St. Luke’s in the Meadow will begin a new book group during coffee hour on the 20th of June. We’re reading Bishop Steven Charleston’s book, Ladder to the Light: An Indigenous Elder’s Meditations on Hope and Courage. Mother Karen has offered to provide a copy for anyone who wants to join us.
I think it’s a book that will resonate with those of us who are feeling a little—or a lot—battered by having to leave a place where some of us have worshipped most of our lives. Bishop Charleston uses the image of climbing out of a dark kiva into a place of sun.
For those of you who have never visited the southwest part of this country, a kiva is a subterranean holy space which can only be reached, and left, by climbing down or up a ladder. We all come from the dark to the light; we all come out of a womb. But we forget that.
Bishop Charleston is a Choctaw elder and one of the most articulate and compassionate people I’ve ever met, and I think this is a book you’ll find to be worth reading.
I ask two things of the participants in this group:
First, please read with a pencil. Mark anything you feel is worth remembering.
Second, come to each meeting with one question, or a wondering.
Hope to see you there!
Mo Lewis +
Photo of Mesa Verde National Park Spruce Tree House Kiva Interior licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany license. Attribution: Andreas F. Borchert