33 Min Released Oct 25, 2016

Disappointment: The Worst Birthday (Book 2, Chapter 1)

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of disappointment in the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They discuss homesickness and why returning home sometimes brings out the worst in us, acknowledge Petunia's domestic labor, and return to the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina. Throughout the episode they consider the question: how do we maintain optimistic and integrity when confronted with disappointment? 

This week's voicemail is thanks to Grace Halverson.

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

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