The Sh’ma – Listen and Love
In 2020, our lives were systematically and thoroughly disrupted. We lost the public and private rhythms that normally mark our days, weeks, and months. We can lean into this and invite God to grow and transform us, but that requires that we respond to him in ways that encourage spiritual growth. One way to do that is to rediscover and adopt sacred rhythms— what used to be called liturgy.
Many people stopped liturgical practice because it had come to represent a lifeless religion. However, the ancient prayer God offers us in Deuteronomy 6 has the potential to revitalize a daily practice or prayer, focusing our response to God’s love.