Becoming Neighbors: Your Turn

how to become neighbors

This Week on Mothering Spirit

Cameron’s essay invites us to ponder what it means to be neighbors, through the eyes of a child.

Rakhi’s prayer asks where are our prophets and who are our neighbors?

Resources to keep reflecting

For more of Cameron’s writing, get her free Advent devotional on St. Óscar Romero from her Substack newsletter here.

This week’s essay mentions the children’s book The Invisible String by Patrice Karst.

Speaking of books, check out Shannan Martin’s latest: Start With Hello (And Other Simple Ways to Live as Neighbors).

Mr. Rogers taught generations of parents and children what it means to be neighbors. Did you know he was also an ordained minister? The Quiet Liturgy of Fred Rogers.

In this week of Halloween, All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days, this collection of prayers (and a poem) from Catherine Ricketts remembers the communion of saints among us.

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This Week’s Question for Readers

What have your children taught you about being a neighbor?

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