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On the Spirituality of Lightheartedness

By Helen Steere Horn

Pendle Hill Pamphlet #456 (April 2019)

Price: $7.50


Helen Horn lays out a view of how to balance the internal refreshment of a light heart with the work needed to address suffering, hunger, and injustice in the world. She offers an invitation into living the paradox, describing her personal journey of learning how to bring practices of lightheartedness to her work, activism, and life. Calling on the Bible, poetry and creativity, her deep love of music, her Quaker community, her family, and her experience with cancer, she shares stories of brokenness and hope.

The text has been adapted from the manuscript of a speech written in the 1990s. With an introduction by Rebecca Kratz Mays. Discussion questions included.

Pendle Hill Pamphlet #456