Are We There Yet?

Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and said, “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?” – 2 Samuel 7:18 (NRSV) The #BlackLivesMatter movement is more than six years old. The #MeToo movement is more than...

Love

How is it that my Lord can love me from the depths of hell to the heights of heaven? How has it come to pass that I am the beloved of the Sovereign of angels, the Commander of the dawn?  Yet there is the sun — a sign in the east — greeting me across the...

Joy

Lead us to the water, O Spirit, calm in a pool or flowing in a river or pounding down a waterfall. Lead us to the water where we can bathe, splash, leap and laugh, rinse and relax, soak for hours, until violence is washed clean from our skin and defensiveness is eased...

Daydreamers

When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy. – Psalm 126:1-2 (NRSV) I woke up from the nightmare, shaking. As someone who rarely remembers their dreams, I...
Peace

Peace

In the fear of the LORD, we pray for a root — merely a root, buried deep — that we might hope for the blooming of peace. In the wonder of the LORD, we pray for a child — for every child among us — to tame the lions and asps within us to be at...

Hope

O Holy Mystery, the day is near and we have gathered to await your coming. Find us here in our waiting. Kindle the hope within us. O Holy Mountain, the way is steep but we are gladly coming with plowshares and pruning hooks. Meet us along the journey. Kindle the hope...

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