Advent . Week 1 . Tuesday

Thank goodnessfor car ads that rhymeand toys that break within weeks,for lights that blazon “Santa, stop here!”and coffee shops playing “Jesus is born” elevator music.Because really, God, how else would I know where to look for youif the box...

Advent . Week 1 . Monday

I pray for the courageto let this day bewhat it isand what it isn’t;to let it hold what it can,and not cram it impossiblywith any more;because it already is,and it is full of God!I pray for the graceto let myself bewhat I amand what I’m not;to hold what I...

Still to Come

Can we start our reflection on Isaiah 65:17-25 and Luke 21:5-19 in not quite the usual way? Can we divert past the academics of it, the history of the text, even what it says about God to the people of biblical times or to the people of our time? Can we start, first,...

Condemning the Fig Tree

The fig tree, there, so full of potential:you waited, thirsting for its fruitand when it didn’t bloom,you cursed.Natural enough, scolding something when it doesn’t do what one wants.I have a lot of those:cursing the thing that doesn’t fit,the thing...

Morning Meditation

Deep breathso I don’t rush past the holiness and the beautyQuiet breathso I hear the world beyond my own voiceCalm breathso I bring peace, not panic, to this dayPrayerful breathbecause God is met in these momentsDeep breathQuiet breathCalm breathPrayerful...

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