Mark Nepo's Weekly Reflection: The Work of Friendship

The Work of Friendship - Mark Nepo
When we fell into the stream of days,
my eyes were cleansed, your ears worn free.
At first, it was an assault
but what we’ve seen and heard since
has made us thank the storm
for its scouring.

It’s changed how we care, hasn’t it?
Letting each other stay under
so the stream and storm
can do their work—
not letting each other drown.

A Question to Walk With: Tell the story of a friendship you have and how it has changed you over time.


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Mark’s 2022 Calendar:

AUG 26-28: Mercy By the Sea, 167 Neck Rd, Madison CT, weekend workshop, Reclaiming Our Humanity: Being Fierce and Tender in Our Call to Love, Fri 7-9:30PM EST Sat 9:30-5:30PM EST, Sun 9:30-1230PM-- IN PERSON

OCT 28-30: Harmony Hill Retreat Center, Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Adversity, A Weekend Retreat, IN PERSON

SEPT 16-18: Friday Night Reading and Weekend Retreat (Sat and Sun), Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Adversity, The Sophia Institute, Charleston, SC, or call 843-720-8528,  -- IN PERSON

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