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...

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...

Holy Innocents

I pray at your feet, Child of Aleppo, seeking mercy for my ignorance and unyielding heart. I pray at your feet, Child of Eritrea, seeking forgiveness for the violence of global capitalism. I pray at your feet, Child of Bethlehem, seekingĀ pardon and consolation through...

Christmas Day

Hark! the messenger angels sing. It is finished! Love has come! Our spirits soar, O mighty God, at the magnitude and majesty: there you are among us, the Infant Savior — and here you are among us, the Wonderful Mystery! We are bursting with the news: Love is...

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