Moving Toward Wholeness

With Intention, Selah is Moving Towards Wholeness

God’s invitation of transformation extends love to us through relationship with and in God by the incarnation of Jesus Christ, the working of the Holy Spirit, and the abundant outpouring of grace by the Creator God.

As you say goodbye to 2021 and move into 2022, remember that you are not alone on this contemplative journey as one being in community with Selah and the One who holds us together.

For those who have participated in Living From the Heart, you know that the focus of the year includes Transformation – a Moving Towards Wholeness. As this image of Kintsugi* suggests, we bring our brokenness to God, knowing the One who restores us to the beautiful vessel we are always meant to be.

May this new year be one of Kintsugi –
a Moving Towards Wholeness for you –
through the grace of God. 

Kintsugi (golden joinery) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum…As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.”

-by Mary Pandiani
Executive Director
Selah Center

Guide Our Feet Into Peace

To celebrate
this Christmas day,
we offer the Prayer of Zechariah
who reminds us of God’s tender compassion –
the one who guides our feet
into the way of peace.


Blessed be the Lord,
the God of Israel;
he has come to his people
and set them free.

He has raised up for us
a mighty savior,
born of the house of his
servant David.

Through his holy prophets
he promised of old
that he would save us
from our enemies,
from the hands of all
who hate us.

He promised to show mercy
to our fathers
and to remember
his holy covenant.

This was the oath he swore
to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hands
of our enemies,
free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.

You, my child, shall be called the
prophet of the Most High;
for you will go before the Lord
to prepare his way,
to give his people
knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of their sins.

In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high
shall break upon us,
to shine on those who
dwell in darkness
and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet
into the way of peace.

Prayer of Zechariah


by Mary Pandiani
Executive Director
Selah Center