Ramah

So close to your glory, O God, and yet so very far. Rachel’s lament fills our ears from a shul in Monsey, NY to spiked underpasses in London. So close to your glory, O God, and yet so very far. Rachel’s cries resound among the Uygur in Xinjiang, China and...

Swaddling

Be not afraid, o my soul, to hold Love close to your breast, to wonder at its fingers and toes and eyes, to marvel at Love’s sweet breath. Swaddle Love gently, tightly, as though it is the labor of your womb, the offspring of your heart, the flesh of your flesh,...

Glory

in the highest and on earth: glory! from the east and the west: peace! among angels and newborns: praise! in our waking and sleeping: wonder!

Alleluia!

The Lamb of God has come, alleluia! The Son of Man is born, alleluia! The Redemption of the World is revealed, alleluia! By your name, O Jesus, we are glad and through your life we are satisfied. The prophets see you and rejoice; the powerful recognize you and flee....

E’er Blooming

In the fullness of time, a Flower blooms: not minding the plans of war or the harvest of grief, not measuring the seasons of power or the generations of wealth’s sin, but simply spreading its petals because time is full and fulfilled. A Flower has bloomed...

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...

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