Revelation

O Present and Still Coming Wisdom, contrary to the lessons of this world: From the littlest ones teach us love, and from the meekest show us majesty. In the ire of self-righteousness reveal human foolishness, and in the heartbeat of wealth lay plain hopelessness. To...

Discarding

Sing aloud, o daughters! Shout with joy, o children! The peril against you is gone. Yet again and again, O God, we have picked it back up: the peril of fear, the peril of greed, the peril of jealousy, the peril of nationalism, the peril of self-abasement. Again and...

Perspective

Not to have peace, but to be peace; Not to endure the fire, but to live with fire; Not to be called prophets, but to catch the vision; Not to be complete, but to be preparing; This is our Advent prayer. cross-posted at...

Until Then

The day will surely come. Steadfast God, hold us in the meantime that we might not fear the long night. The time will surely arrive. Faithful God, give us signs while we wait until every speck of star and dust is a revelation. The promise will surely be fulfilled....

Blackbirds and Whippoorwills

Like the blackbird singing before the dawn, Like the whippoorwill waiting to romance the moon, Like the newborn longing for breath as it crowns, Like the writer trusting the word to arrive, Like the waves rising to the wind’s caress, Like the fig trees casting...

Almost

On the cusp of a miracle, we pray for those on the cusp of crisis. On the verge of a new day, we pray for those on the verge of death. On the brink of a birth, we pray for those on the brink of despair.

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