Advent 12/21/12

Come, o my weary soul: see the barren trees there waiting faithfully for spring; see the clouds licking wistfully at the sky; lay down on your back and feel the earth heaving in rotation; feel your own chest heaving with breath. Let creation hold your weariness and...

Advent 12/20/12

Can we sit quietly together this morning, O God, like we used to do before the whole world went crazy? Sit and drink our coffee in the peace of familiar friends, watching the geese overhead in their ever-shifting Vs, letting the day unfold for a few minutes without...

Advent 12/19/12

I cannot dance, O Lord, Unless You lead me. If You wish me to leap joyfully, Let me see You dance and sing —   Then I will leap into Love — And from Love into Knowledge, And from Knowledge into the Harvest, That sweetest Fruit beyond human sense....

Advent 12/18/12

And still you are here, despite our sins and our doubts and our failures and our general human ridiculousness. Still you are here, appearing in gentle mercies to the hospitalized and the lonely, coming in simple laughter to the worried and the tired, manifesting in...

Advent 12/17/12

Sing us a lullaby, Rachel, the kind of lullaby that you’ve been singing across a lifetime: a tune to calm the grieving mothers’ tears, a melody with the strength to wing comfort to the souls of children interrupted by violence.   Sing us a lullaby,...

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